Panama to Build New Hospital in Las Cumbres

The Government will invest $19.8 million to build an 80-bed hospital.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

The new hospital will benefit 177.769 inhabitants of the villages of Chilibre, Las Cumbres, Alcaldedìaz and Ernesto Campos Cordoba.

The project involves construction of an 80-bed second-tier care hospital. The launch is scheduled for 2011 with completion estimated for 2012.

The Minister of Economy and Finance, Frank de Lima, explained that the National Economic Council (CENA) conceded the Ministry of Health an additional $1.8 million from a donation by the Government of Taiwan, intended to buy the lot where the facility will be located.

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Panama: Three Bids to Build Hospital

May 2016

Proposals range between $163 million and $178 million, and were submitted by Salud Panamá Norte, Hospital Panamá Norte y COPISA – Fortec D’Angelo for the design and building of a new hospital in North Panama.

The proposal from the consortium Salud Panamá Norte was $163.2 million, Hospital Panama Norte bid $178.4 million and COPISA - Fortec D'Angelo bid $187.5 million.

$25 Million for New Hospital in Panama

January 2010

A new hospital will be built in the sector of Chilibre y Las Cumbres, with funds donated by the Government of Taiwan

It is called "Hospital Panamá Norte", and once finished it will be administered by the Health Ministry, informed Chancellor Juan Carlos Varela.

"He added that the $25 million are part of a non-refundable bilateral cooperation fund, granted by Taiwán to Panama until June 2014", reported

Honduras to Build New Hospital in Choluteca

October 2010

The Ministry of Health announced the construction, in the next 18 months, of a 150-bed hospital.

The announcement was made by the Minister of Health, Arthur Benda, at the completion of a marathon to raise funds to repair another hospital. reflects on the minister's remarks: "... the President has made available funding for a new modern 150 bed hospital worthy of this city."

Panama: $100 Million for Children’s Hospital

May 2010

Health authorities are studying the design and construction of new infrastructure at the Children’s Hospital.

Alberto Bissot, new director of the health complex, explained that the new facility will be built in the same lot as the hospital.

“The preliminary plan comprises using the parking area and remodeling some other spaces to build the new structure, which would house maintenance departments, warehouse and patient support units”, reported Bissot.

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