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WHO warns Latin American hospitals risk being overwhelmed by Covid-19 crisis

(AFP) The warning from the global health body came as a sister UN agency issued new guidelines for pandemic-hit airlines that reveal what flying might look like when passenger planes take to the skies again in earnest. The march of the illness across the Americas...

Up to 80% of Intensive Care beds already have a patient

As of today, Monday, April 6, between 60% and 80% of the 227 Intensive Care Units (ICU) beds available in Costa Rican Social Security Fund (CCSS) hospitals already have a patient. But, what would happen if the number of patients with covid-19 that requires...

Caja Pharmacies Now Using Paper Bags For Prescription Medicines

In the coming days, all patients picking up their prescribed medications at state health pharmacies, Equipos Básicos de Atención Integral en Salud ( Ebáis) - local clinics - and hospitals will receive them in paper bags. The use of paper bags over plastic following a...

“A Cruel And Inhumane Act”

Many classified as "a cruel and inhumane act" the interruption of work in the operating rooms and the despair of dozens of patients of the Hospital San Juan de Dios in downtown San Jose. Alejandro Montiel was one of those who waited for more than...

Entrepreneurs Offer To Pay Fix To Ruta 27

A group of businessmen have offered the Ministry of Public Works and Transport (MOPT) to pay for the construction of an underpass near Hospital Cima, in Escazú. The work, estimated at US$4 million, would allow flow of access through an underpass at the east end...

San Juan de Dios Turns 170

(QCOSTARICA) San Jose's most central hospital, the San Juan de Dios, kicked off its week-long 170th anniversary celebration with a "birthday party" in the Teatro Nacional (National Theatre). Like any 170 year old, the hospital is a little creaky and seems to be tottering along...

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