El Salvador: Hospital Investments for $150 million

The government has announced investments in medical equipment for the 30 existing hospitals and the construction of two in La Union and San Miguel, plus an ophthalmology center.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

From a statement issued by the Government of El Salvador:

The Minister of Health, Violeta Menjivar, announced major health projects to be run by the government this year, among which is the inauguration of the National Hospital of La Union, whose total investment will be $16 million.

The official also reported on the opening of the Ophthalmology Center, through which it aims to streamline waiting lists for patients with eye problems such as cataracts.

Menjívar also announced the creation of a new hospital within the Salvadoran Social Security Institute network in San Miguel and expansion of the Surgical Medical hospital in the capital, thanks to an investment of $150 million.



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