Lela Khechoshvili, Kakheti
55-year-old man got injured when working on the firewood in Tusheti – cut down tree fell on him and was badly injured. He needed immediate hospitalization. Akhmeta district deputy governor Tamaz Kavtarashvili said a helicopter was in Tusheti at that moment quite by chance and it was possible to take the injured person to Akhmeta district hospital.
Doctor Irakli Khvedelidze in Botchorna village provided the injured man with initial medical assistance.
“When I examined the man, he had abrasions on the ninth and eleventh ribs; I got afraid he could have injured his liver or kidney. We all men living in Tusheti gathered and took him from my village Botchorna to Omalo and carried him 12 kilometers by hand-barrow; helicopter was waiting for us in Omalo and then we brought him to Akhmeta hospital,” Irakli Khvedelidze said.
He said the patient already feels better and will be able to return to Tusheti after the New Year.
The locals request rehabilitation of the only road to Tusheti. Last year, the road got blocked in October and then was opened in May however the natural disaster of August 21 significantly damaged part of the road and it was not impossible to completely rehabilitate it. The road to Tusheti was blocked earlier.
“Besides road, we have problems of electricity supply in Tusheti. Only one village Shenako has electricity in Tusheti region. We recommended to the government to envisage relevant funds in the next year budget,” Lado Kakhoidze, district governor’s representative in Tusheti, said.