Costa Rica Plans Investments in Medical Infrastructure

In the next five years the Costa Rican Social Security Institution plans to invest about $1.8 billion in building new infrastructure and purchase of medical equipment.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

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. reports that "...Recession (between 2010 and 2013), forced a drastic reduction in its rate of investment (down to 2% annually), which intensified the backlog in infrastructure even more, a situation which has been dragging on for the past 20 years, estimated at $2.1 billion, according to a recent study by the entity itself."

  "...According to projections for the period 2017-2021, there will be a significant strengthening of the first level of health care, composed of EBAIS and Health Areas. During this period, more than ($1,465,000) ¢788,000 million will be allocated, of which 47% will focus on improving EBAIS infrastructure and equipment."

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