Each bed cost approximately $4,522. - Social Security courtesy photo -

Published Thursday, September 10, 2020

Southern zone Hospital buys 30 beds
valued at $135,000-plus

By the A.M. Costa  Rica staff

The Fernando Escalante Pradilla public hospital in Pérez Zeledón Canton in the southern zone of San José Province, bought 30 beds valued at $135,678. Each bed cost approximately $4,522.

According to Social Security, 20 of the beds will be installed in the emergency room and the rest in the room for patients with covid-19.

The beds have a crash protection system, safety rails, adaptation to place oxygen cylinders, retractable tools to place serums and treatments, position changes system, and translucent technology to take X-rays without passing the patient on the stretcher,” said Carlos Argüello-Castro, head of the emergency room.

"The beds are of great help to attend to patients in the Emergency services, covid room, hospitalization area, recovery and transfer of patients by ambulance," Argüello said.

Equipping public hospitals is vital to address the magnitude of the covid-19 pandemic, which continues to cause more deaths and infections.


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