Oncology Network in Costa Rica Will Cost $150 Million

The project seeks to improve comprehensive care for cancer patients, the second leading cause of death in the country.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Known as “Strengthening Comprehensive Care for Cancer in the Oncological Network of the Costa Rican Social Insurance System (CCSS),” the initiative includes the construction of a new research and cancer diagnostic center and the reinforcement of infrastructure and equipment, among others.

According to the article in prensalibre.co.cr, the resources “will come from the CCSS, which will put up $87.7 million, which will be backed up by $52.5 million that will come from the former Costa Rican Institute Against Cancer (ICCC, acronym in Spanish),…$8.7 million will come from Law 8584 or the Law to Help the National Center for Pain Control and Palliative Care.”

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ICE Invests $17 Million in GSM Network

June 2010

The Costa Rican Electricity Institute will extend the coverage of its GSM network with 215 new radio bases.

Facing increased demand for GSM phone lines, the institute will buy new ones and make them available to consumers in July.

The decision to invest in GSM would be in response to little consumer interest for 3G devices and technology.

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