Santa Cruz del Sur Health sector sets ambitious goals for 2012

With the reorganization in the Health Sector in Santa Cruz del Sur, in compliance with the strategies set for the current year, an increase of the 20 per cent is expected to arrive in clinics.Hospital investments will grow depending on the surgery activity, and an increase of the optical services is also expected to come.

Likewise, differentiate and prioritized care to patients requiring haemodialysis is being kept.

The amount of physicians, stomatologists and nurses will also go up, while the number of beds for medical assistance, elderly homes, and pregnancies homes continues to be considerable.

Health workers in Santa Cruz del Sur plan to achieve a mortality rate under five per one thousands live births, and 2.5 in the maternal mortality rate. (Iliana Pérez Lara/ Radio Santa Cruz)