For the benefit of the population of Comayagua, a power plant is inaugurated at the hospital with CABEI’s1 support
The multilateral donated an electric plant that will ensure the proper functioning of the medical center, reduce the surgical backlog and increase its capacity for care.
Tegucigalpa, December 14, 2022. - With the objective of strengthening Honduras' public health network and ensuring quality care for thousands of Hondurans, the Central American Bank for Economic Integration (CABEI) donated an electric plant to the Santa Teresa General Hospital in Comayagua, which will guarantee uninterrupted service to the medical center, expand the coverage of its services, reduce the surgical backlog and reduce the infant and maternal mortality rate.
The donation was made as part of the "Equipment for Critical Areas of the Gabriela Alvarado Basic Hospital in the city of Danlí, and for the Santa Teresa General Hospital in the city of Comayagua" cooperation project, for US$1 million to provide medical and non-medical equipment and supplies for the neonatal intensive care, labor and delivery areas of both hospitals, as well as the purchase of an ambulance for each one and training for medical personnel in the use of the new equipment.
"We are pleased to see the dream of hundreds of families in Comayagua materialize, who will be able to count on better health services, since this electric generator will guarantee service to such an important area as the labor and delivery rooms, ICU, neonatal, X-ray and other areas of the hospital. It will also strengthen patient care with the donated medical supplies and equipment," said CABEI Executive President, Dr. Dante Mossi.
The non-reimbursable financial assistance granted by the Bank is framed within CABEI's 2020-2024 Institutional Strategy aimed at improving human development and social inclusion and also allows Honduras to advance in the fulfillment of Sustainable Development Goal 3 on health and well-being, as it reinforces mechanisms to prevent infant mortality and protects women of childbearing age, as well as the rest of the population.
Representatives of the Secretariat of the Presidency, the Secretariat of Health and the United Nations Development Program participated in the inauguration of the power plant on Wednesday, highlighting CABEI's assistance to the hospital as positive.