Caja union to protest long wait lists today

Today is the Día Mundial de la Salud, World Health Day, and the union that represents workers in the Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social will be protesting long wait times at the Hospital de San Carlos starting at 10 a.m.

The union, the Unión Nacional de Empleados de la Caja y la Seguridad Social, is quick to point out faults in the national health system, and wait times are one of the big problems. The union said that the country faces a grave health situation with long wait lists for services, appointments with specialists and surgeries, among others.

One senior citizen in San José broke her thigh bone two months ago and spent eight days in a hospital before surgery, said her family.

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