Pediatric and neonatal services at the La Anexion Hospital have improved significantly through the acquisition of 64 pieces of new equipment, which were donated by hundreds of Costa Ricans through the 2013 Club Activo 20-30 Telethon.
The equipment was delivered on Friday, September 19.
Anner Angulo, the hospital’s director, said that the new technology will allow them to offer better services to mothers and their babies, as the old equipment had been in use for more than 20 years.
Currently, the hospital serves residents of the cantons of Nicoya, Santa Cruz, Hojancha and Nandayure.
According to the medical center’s estimates, the pediatric department completes more than 5,000 consultations every year and some 2,000 mothers give birth there annually.
The purchased equipment includes incubators, monitors, phototherapy lamps, pediatric scales, cribs and infusion pumps, among others, all of which are essential for pediatric and neonatal services.
The purchases are valued at ₵146,196,000 ($270,000) and represent the third delivery of equipment to the country’s hospitals.