Bolivia General Hospital "Santa Cruz" of the Caja Nacional de Salud in Santa Cruz de la Sierra
SummaryThe goal of the project is to help solve the problem of undercapacity and lack of medical services in the Santa Cruz department in Bolivia.
LocationSanta Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia
ApplicantMinistry of Health and Sports
Competent AuthorityCaja Nacional de Salud
Parties Involved in the Development PhaseSAB MedConsult and AMPC
Total ORIO Grant amount8,649,873 Euro
Status projectDevelopment Phase
The Santa Cruz department has over 2 million inhabitants. The city increased rapidly during the last 30 years, but in this period hospital capacity did not grow accordingly. This created a shortage in health care services. The capacity of the existing two hospitals in Santa Cruz totals 280 beds. In comparison to international standards whereby the standard is 2 hospital beds per 1000 inhabitants, Santa Cruz would need 4000 additional beds. With the current total there is undercapacity, a lack of (acute) medical services and a strong rise in demand.
The project comprises the establishment of a comprehensive tertiary 400-bed hospital in the capital city Santa Cruz de la Sierra. The hospital will not only benefit the 2 million people of the Santa Cruz department, it will also function as the reference hospital for the entire Eastern part of Bolivia with around 4 million inhabitants (20% of the population) of which over 40% are indigent. In total nearly 1,5 million poor will have access to the new hospital.
The ORIO transaction includes:
- Medical equipment
- Hospital management
- Hospital hygiene
- Waste management
Published on: 01-03-2013|Changed on: 23-04-2013