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.