Hospital gets go-ahead to fix up surgery rooms

The Contraloría General de la República has authorized the nation’s health provider to enter into a direct contract for the remodeling of surgery rooms at Hospital San Juan de Dios.

This means that the medical provider, the Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social, does not have to enter into a lengthy bid process.

Earlier this month the Ministerio de Salud issued an order closing 15 operating rooms over the subsequent 80 days. The hospital surgery rooms were deteriorated, the ministry said.

The approval from the nation’s budget watchdog permits the spending of up to 2.7 billion colons or about $5.5 million.

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