With a total investment of 510 million soles, the Social Health Insurance (Essalud) plans to build four hospitals in Tumbes duly equipped with state-of-the-art technology and specialized personnel.
“We have to strengthen Tumbes, which is a network that has been neglected. The investment is around 510 million soles. We are going to build an International Hospital III-1, three modular hospitals and in the district of La Cruz we are going to do primary care (I-3) as a pilot. We want to have our own premises and reach zero rent nationwide”, affirmed the executive president of Essalud, Cheerful Fonseca Espinoza.
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He specified that the Hospital II-1 of Zorritos, of rapid or modular construction, will be implemented in the district of Zorritos, in Contralmirante Villar province, on a 10,000-square-meter plot donated by the Tumbes Regional Government.
The Hospital II-1 of Zarumilla, with similar characteristics, will be raised from August in the province of Zarumilla on an area of 40 thousand square meters.
Both projects will mean a total investment of 80 million soles.
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the owner of Essalud visited the two lands where both hospital centers will be built, which will have hospital beds, outpatient clinics, surgical rooms, a laboratory and essential services for the care of the insured.
Espinoza further noted that Essalud approved an investment project for S/ 400 million for the construction of a level III-I hospital in Tumbes, which will be called International Hospital. The amount includes state-of-the-art equipment, furniture and specialized personnel.
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The official stated that these projects are part of the implementation plan for new hospitals that Essalud develops throughout the country, in order to reduce the gap in infrastructure and expand medical services to provide timely and quality care to the insured.
It is also planned to build a health center I-3 in the La Cruz district with an investment of 20 million soles and to renovate the current Hospital II-2 in Tumbes with a budget of 10 million soles.