New CCSS cancer center to open in June

January 28th, 2013 ( One of the largest public works being undertaken by the government right now is the new chemotherapy and radiotherapy building at Hospital Mexico, which is expected to be open in June.


The cancer center is estimated to cost more than 7.7 billion colones (about $15.5 million USD) and is being financed through a fund designed to strengthen the Costa Rican Social Security System’s (CCSS) comprehensive cancer care network.


The press department of the CCSS stated work is now focused on finishings and the installation of medical equipment, after which time quality control testing and staff training will begin.


The center will have two new “linear accelerators,” which attack tumors with precise emission of radiation.

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