Costa Rica: New Union for Health Companies

Pharmaceutical companies, hospitals, medical tourism companies, laboratories, pharmacies and research centers are part of the new Costa Rican health chamber.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

The group of health sector companies announced that they "... intend to work with the state to assist in generating solutions to the challenges of the health system."

See also "Pharmaceutical Market in Central America"

Its president, Ephraim Monge, told Nacion.com that  "...We believe in the need to strengthen public-private partnerships based on the quality of services and medical products.'"

At the moment it is comprised of 95 companies, which include hospitals, clinics, professionals, universities, life and health insurance companies, health cooperatives, pharmaceutical companies, representatives from the medical industry, clinical laboratories, pharmacies, research centers, medical tourism companies, and wellbeing and retirement companies.

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