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.
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.
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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