The United States Southern Command is donating three field hospitals to the Costa Rican Social Security Board (CCSS), as part of the U.S. government ongoing assistance to nations responding to the global pandemic.
“In times like these we can only overcome the difficulties we face together as neighbors, communities, and governments. We stand shoulder to shoulder with Costa Rica during these unprecedented times. It is our hope that these mobile hospitals will not only provide critical medical support for those in need, but also reinforce the unshakeable alliance between the United States and Costa Rica.”
Each field hospital is equipped with water distribution and air conditioning systems, electricity generators, power distributors and can shelter up to 40 patients each hospital.
These field hospitals are valued at USD 375,000 each one. The grand total of this donation is USD 1,125,000.
The Southern Command will give 24 field hospitals to 12 countries in the region. Costa Rica and the Dominican Republic are the first ones receiving the donation.