New Hospitals To Open In Central Valley, Osa

March 14, 2008

The Social Security System announced it is opening new hospitals and expanding old facilities.

Officials announced a new $3.8 million clinic in Alajuelita, in southern San José, serving 100,000 residents, would open in April.

A new $9.7 million hospital in Ojo de Agua, near Cortés in Osa canton on the southern Pacific coast, is scheduled to be finished by the end of April.

Also, a $7 million Women’s Hospital with 75 beds in downtown San José is scheduled to open in May.

In the agency’s current budget, $116 million is being dedicated to new and existing hospitals and clinics, a press release states.

The Social Security System, also known as the Caja, manages the country’s socialized healthcare system.

 

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