Re-announcing the Hospital Construction

The Guatemalan Social Security Institute announced that it plans to invest $390 million in the construction of eight hospitals in different areas of the country.

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Representatives of the Guatemalan Social Security Institute (IGSS) informed that the investments will be financed with their own funds and the new hospitals will be in the departments of Zacapa, Jutiapa, Petén, Escuintla, Quetzaltenango and Guatemala.

This is not the first time that Social Security has announced the construction of new hospitals, as two years ago it was reported that five hospitals in Jutiapa, Zacapa, Petén, Alta Verapaz and Escuintla, and two in Guatemala City were scheduled to begin construction shortly. See “Guatemala: Hospital Works Planned

Regarding the beginning of the works, Carlos Contreras, president of the IGSS board of directors, said to Prensalibre.com that "... The expectation is that we will begin construction of the Zacapa hospital in the second half of this year with $19 million (Q150 million investment). In addition to having all the plans of the rest of the other hospitals."

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Regarding the size of new hospitals, the article adds that "... the prototypes and design, which is 100 beds for all hospitals except Zacapa, a design that already exists."

The construction of the hospital infrastructure is included in the master plan of the institution in 2018-2023.

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