Hospital Investments Announced

The Social Security Fund of Costa Rica plans to invest $42 million in the construction of new infrastructure in Guanacaste, in the health areas of Bagaces, Liberia and Santa Cruz, and in the building for chronic kidney disease.

Monday, July 22, 2019

The Costa Rican Social Security Fund (CCSS) reported that investments will be made in 2020, and that public tenders for these works will include the construction and equipment of medical centers.

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From the CCSS statement:

July 22, 2019. During the next year, the Costa Rican Social Security Fund (CCSS) will invest $42 million in four major infrastructure projects in Guanacaste: the health areas of Bagaces, Liberia and Santa Cruz and the building for chronic kidney disease care.

According to Dr. Mario Ruiz Cubillo, medical manager of the CCSS, this investment corresponds to the institutional strategy to strengthen the first level of care and aim at the institutional objectives of health promotion and disease prevention. It is also complemented by efforts to increase early detection and control of chronic non-communicable diseases.

The Chorotega region has been an important point of work and investment in the Institution. Among the actions carried out in recent years is the strengthening and construction of the new hospitalization service of the Hospital La Anexión, reaching a sum of $40 million.

Read full statement (In Spanish).

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