The Salvadoran Institute of Social Security (ISSS) has inaugurated the La Ceiba Comprehensive Outpatient Care Center, which will provide care to beneficiaries in various medical specialties. With an investment of $5.5 million, the government of President Nayib Bukele, through the ISSS, refurbished and equipped this center, which offers services in dermatology, Early Cancer Detection Clinic, ophthalmology, nephrology, and orthopedics.
ISSS Director Monica Ayala announced that the center will open its doors on Monday, March 27th and expects to have 1,100 patients daily. Care will be provided from Monday to Saturday from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm. Additionally, during the inauguration, the official delivered an ambulance equipped for this care center.
The La Ceiba Comprehensive Outpatient Care Center has a capacity to care for up to 1,200 patients every day and offers support services such as pharmacy, radiology and imaging, clinical laboratory, and a User Care area. Also, 1,300 new hemodialysis spots will be enabled, and an Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis Training area will be established.
With an investment of $5.5 million, the Center has been fully adapted, three first-world operating rooms have been built, technology has been included throughout the center, and all necessary furniture has been acquired. Additionally, automated consultations will be offered to improve the patient care process.
Director Monica Ayala highlighted that this is the first “soulful” center, that is, fully humanized to provide care to the population. Ophthalmology procedures and consultations will begin operating from April 12th, as during the Holy Week vacation period, equipment will be transferred to the La Ceiba center to avoid suspending scheduled appointments.