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12 hospitals to be built in Nicaragua between 2022 and 2026

Ensuring quality in health services is a joint duty of the State, private organizations and society. Currently, the concept of quality in health services has gained more importance in the national agenda, and different initiatives have been presented in order to strengthen this sector.

Nevertheless, creating a system to manage it is not an easy task because it requires a cultural change in the organization that includes all members of the institution to meet the patient’s needs.

In countries such as Nicaragua, providing quality health care is essential to safeguard the lives of families in rural communities and promote the well-being of all citizens.

In Nicaragua, it was announced that 12 hospitals are projected to be built between 2022-2026; the list includes the Regional Hospital in Nueva Guinea, in Central Zelaya; Primary Hospital in Villa Carlos Fonseca, Managua; Primary Hospital in Diriamba, Carazo; Oncology Hospital in Managua; Second stage of the Regional Hospital in Bilwi; Primary Hospital in La Cruz de Río Grande, RACCS; Primary Hospital in Tortuguero, in the Southern Caribbean Coast Autonomous Region; Primary Hospital in San Andrés de Bocay, Jinotega; Primary Hospital in Punta Águila in Monkey Point, Bluefields, RACCS; Regional Hospital in Granada; Regional Hospital in Masaya and Regional Hospital in the Eastern Zone of Managua.

With the construction of these hospitals, it is expected that outpatient care coverage for the general population will increase and 150 million 281,244 medical consultations with medicines will be provided; 74 million 677,130 first level consultations; and 54 million 800,822 nursing consultations. To care for pregnant women and reduce maternal mortality, 479,384 women will be attended with the organized childbirth plan and 689,058 assisted deliveries.

The investment of reinforcing the national hospital network is part of the plan to restore the right to health for all citizens, especially for those who for years have had difficulties in accessing a quality health system.

Valeska Fonseca
García & Bodán