Hundreds of Sanitary Registrations in Costa Rica Delayed
The indispensable procedure for the registration of medicines, medical equipment, cosmetics and food takes up to four months at the Department of Health.
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Currently, more than three thousand cases are in different phases of the procedure, [all] which are delayed, according to the officials of the Department, due to problems of server capacity where the software registration functions are, invasion by computer viruses, and lack of personnel.
In the 2017 budget approved for the Costa Rican Social Security Department an additional $270 million has been allocated for drugs, and $95 million for infrastructure.
The Social Security Department is going to purchase anaesthesia machines, scanners and MRI machines between 2014 and 2018.
The plant produces medical cardiovascular applications equipment and currently employs 65 people.
More than 1,000 drugs must wait 10 months to get a health certificate of registration granted by the Costa Rican Ministry of Health.
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