El Salvador: $170 million for Hospital Works

The Congress has ratified a loan with the Inter-American Development Bank to build two hospitals and make improvements to the health system.

Friday, June 8, 2018

The Legislative Assembly reported that " ... After constant approaches to achieve the required consensus, the Legislative Assembly unanimously ratified the loan contract between the Executive and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) for $170 million to finance the Integrated Health Program II. With the resources it will be possible, among other things, to carry out construction of a new Rosales Hospital and a General Hospital in the northern zone of San Salvador in Nejapa."

See also "Central America: $212 million in hospital projects"

From a statement issued by the Legislative Assembly of El Salvador: 

June 7, 2018. With the funds, health care nationwide will also be made more robust with the strengthening of the National Hospital for Women and the acquisition of equipment and development of buildings for hospitals and health centers in San Salvador, Cabañas, Ahuachapán, Chalatenango, Sonsonate, La Paz, Santa Ana, San Miguel, Morazán, La Union, Usulután, La Libertad, San Vicente and Cuscatlán; Likewise, equipment will be acquired and construction carried out of the Renal Insufficiency Care Clinic and creation of pediatric clinics in some departments of the country.

This program is composed of four areas that seek to strengthen the ambulatory care network and the hospital system, as well as support for improving the management and efficiency of the health network and administration and auditing. 

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