CABEI: more than 50 thousand people will be benefited in Nicaragua with the replacement of the Nuevo Amanecer Regional Hospital in Bilwi
The construction work generates 245 temporary jobs and an additional 266 people will be able to have permanent jobs, 65 percent of which will be for women.
Managua, September 28, 2020.- For the first time in the history of the Nicaraguan Caribbean Coast, more than 50 thousand people will have access to quality health services in better conditions, with the execution of the project to replace the Nuevo Amanecer Regional Hospital in Bilwi, in the North Atlantic Autonomous Region (RAAN), financed by the Central American Bank for Economic Integration (CABEI).
The modern hospital will contribute to improve the quality of life of the indigenous, afro-descendant and mestizo communities in the Northern Caribbean. For this purpose, CABEI has allocated a funding of US$52.97 million. This important support will allow, once the construction is completed, to handle 80,000 emergency consultations and 103,000 outpatient consultations, as well as 3,200 deliveries and 5,295 major surgeries annually in a safe and comfortable environment.
In this line of strengthening the health services network infrastructure in the region, CABEI's Executive President, Dr. Dante Mossi said: "We continue to support the Central American population with the development of initiatives that provide improvements to the health system in the region. In Nicaragua, the hospital in Bilwi will have 150 censurable and 57 non-censurable beds and will also provide seven new medical specialties for the well-being of the indigenous population.”
Currently, the project is progressing, and it is expected that the new construction will have a main building with two levels and other auxiliary buildings in an area of 18,415 square meters. Here, specialized services will be offered such as outpatient care, emergency care, day hospital, obstetrics and gynecology, neonatology, surgical center, intensive care, surgery, orthopedics, internal medicine, and chemotherapy areas, among others.
Additionally, the hospital will have state-of-the-art equipment such as; a tomography machine, intelligent operating rooms, laparoscopic surgery towers, mammograms, audiometer, biological safety cabins, hemodialysis, hyperbaric chamber, imaging, ambulance station, pharmacies, administrative area, family shelter and a sewage treatment plant.
In Nicaragua, the multilateral agency also supports the construction of the Chinandega Departmental Hospital, which is 36.32% complete. The construction work is contemplated in the Strategic Focus on Human Development and Social Infrastructure.