The new cancer treatment center will help ease the overcrowding of the current National Cancer Institute. The hospital will feature state-of-the-art facilities for radiology, chemotherapy, and other treatments. It will be opening in early 2015. More information below from La Prensa-
New cancer treatment center planned
The Ministry of Health plans to begin construction in early 2012 on a $180 million cancer treatment center that will help ease the overcrowding at the National Cancer Institute.
Deputy Minister of Health Julio Santamaria said that the funding has already been approved for the project, which will feature state-of-the-art facilities for radiology, chemotherapy and other treatments.
The hospital will be open by the end of 2014 or early 2015 if no problems are encountered.
The site will either be in Rio Abajo or Clayton.
There are currently some 14,000 cancer patients in Panama, said Juan Carlos Alcedo, deputy director of the National Cancer Institute. There are an estimated 200 cases diagnosed each month.