Panama: Demand for Private Medical Services

During the first semester private healthcare provided $ 43.4 million to the nation´s GDP, 4.3% higher than the same period last year.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

The increased demand has been boosted by the arrival of Panamanians residing in other countries seeking medical attention and the arrival of foreign executives.

“Ana Cristina Arias Moreno, market manager of Paitiilla Medical Center (CMP), said the influx of foreign patients linked to companies with new investments in Panama or who perform infrastructure work is also affecting demand for private services" Prensa.com published.

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$50 million for Panamanian Health Regime

February 2012

An IDB loan will implement a program to improve access, use and quality of health in all provinces, including indigenous regions and their surrounding rural areas.

From a press release from the Ministry of Economy and Finance:

The Ministry of Economy and Finance (MEF) and the Interamerican Development Bank (IDB) have signed a loan agreement for B /, 50 million to implement a program to improve health equity in Panama, specifically by increasing access, use and quality of health in all provinces, including indigenous regions and their surrounding rural areas.

Private Clinics Expanding in Costa Rica

October 2011

More and more hospitals are entering the growing market and with great speed.

Two new branches of the Metropolitan Hospital in San Jose, a new hospital in the province of Cartago and expansions of older ones, such as the Clinica Biblica, are the new elements in the private healthcare market in the country.

Medical Providers Wanted in Costa Rica

October 2011

A U.S. Insurer specializing in medical tourism is looking to form a network of health services to offer to large corporations.

With an investment of $1.5 million, the company MedAfford Global, a subsidiary of National Benefit Builders Inc. (NBBI) will open an office in Costa Rica and will begin the selection of health providers to care for about 6,000 U.S. patients per year.

$8 Million in New Health Clinic in Costa Rica

February 2010

The Social Insurance Institute (CCSS) will build a 5.300 square-meter health care center in Parrita.

Parrita’s health authority, Edgar Carrillo, detailed that CCSS is currently drafting the project's blueprints, and that construction could start on the second half of 2011.

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