The aim of the Costa Rican Social Security Fund (CCSS) is to start to reverse the significant backlog there is in terms of building infrastructure, due to the decline in investment registered with the entity from about 2010.
The Social Security Institute intends to spend $130 million on building five hospitals in Jutiapa, Zacapa, Peten, Alta Verapaz and Escuintla, and two in Guatemala City.
The plan put forward by the Guatemalan Social Security Institute (IGSS) involves revamping existing hospital structures and building seven new units in different parts of the country as part of the Infrastructure Master Plan.
In Costa Rica an environmental impact study has been presented for work on renovating the emergency department at the Hospital San Juan de Dios.
According to data from the Business Intelligence Unit at CentralAmericaData com, the Costa Rican Social Security Department (CCSS) presented the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for the refitting project in the Emergency Service area of the hospital, which will require an estimated investment of $14 million.
With the IDB loan approved by the National Assembly infrastructure and equipment for health centers in rural areas will be improved.
From a statement issued by from the National Assembly:
The Plenum of the National Assembly approved on Tuesday September 6, a Loan Agreement signed with the Interamerican Development Bank IDB, to be used to finance the Community Health Program in 54 rural municipalities.
It can take up to 2 years to obtain approval in the health registration process to import a food or pharmaceutical product produced abroad.
Up to $2600 must be paid for processing the health registration of a medicinal product or a foodstuff which was prepared, for the most part, in developed countries with high quality standards. As pointed out by President of Grupo Rey, Nicholas Psychoyos. "... 'I do not understand why so much paperwork [is needed] to process health registration of a product made in first world countries. I do not see what the problem is in accepting a certificate of free sale in the United States, Japan or the European community so that it can freely enter Panama without so much bureaucracy'."
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. The proposal by Hospital de Panamá Norte will have 300 inpatient beds; an emergency department with 6 offices, 6 trauma beds and 14 observation beds; a surgical center with five operating rooms; a maternity suite with 4 delivery rooms, an operating room and 14 observation beds and 4 labor recovery rooms.
The World Bank will provide the Costa Rican Social Security Department with a loan to implement digital systems and financial management.
From a statement issued by the World Bank:
WASHINGTON, March 15, 2016 - The Executive Directors of the World Bank (WB) has approved a loan of $420 million in support of the Strategic Agenda for Strengthening Health Insurance of the Costa Rican Social Security Department (CCSS), with the aim of improving the availability and quality of health care and strengthening institutional efficiency.
The Japanese International Cooperation Agency will provide the funds to build a public hospital in Nueva Guinea this year, so that it will be operational in early 2019.
The Government of Nicaragua has signed an agreement with the Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA) to build a hospital department for the South Caribbean Autonomous Region in the municipality of Nueva Guinea (280 kilometers from Managua). The amount of investment is $17.5 million reported Elnuevodiario.com.ni.
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