El Salvador has achieved a remarkable milestone in the field of healthcare with the establishment of the largest radiological center in all of Latin America. The Radiological Center at Hospital El Salvador, a facility equipped and operated in collaboration with Siemens, has earned international recognition as a groundbreaking achievement in the realm of medical imaging. In an exclusive television interview, Health Minister Francisco Alabi revealed the groundbreaking progress that has positioned El Salvador at the forefront of medical imaging technology.
The Radiological Center at Hospital El Salvador stands out as a testament to the country’s dedication to advancing the healthcare sector. Siemens, a global leader in healthcare technology, attested to the exceptional scale and capabilities of this facility. Minister Alabi proudly shared the news during an interview on Noticiero El Salvador, confirming that this facility represents a first for the entire Latin American region.
The significance of this achievement lies not only in the scale of the radiological center but in the comprehensive approach El Salvador has taken to bolster its healthcare system. In addition to this state-of-the-art facility, the nation boasts a network of well-equipped hospitals capable of conducting various medical studies and diagnostic procedures.
Minister Alabi stated, “This is the largest radiological center Siemens has ever worked on in all of Latin America, and they have officially acknowledged it.” With this facility at their disposal, the healthcare system can significantly expand access to specialized medical imaging services for patients across the hospital network.
Throughout 2023, the Ministry of Health (Minsal) has been actively delivering advanced medical equipment to hospitals nationwide, further enhancing the diagnostic capabilities of these healthcare institutions. Minister Alabi emphasized, “We are expanding and strengthening the healthcare system. We have recently provided Computed Axial Tomography (CAT) scanners to hospitals in San Rafael, Usulután, and San Miguel.”
Under the leadership of President Nayib Bukele, El Salvador’s healthcare system has undergone a transformative journey toward modernization. This includes the digitization of healthcare services, the implementation of digital medical records, and vaccination records—all made possible through the introduction of the Integrated Health System (SIS).
Furthermore, the nation is moving forward with plans to expand telemedicine, with a vision for its strengthening by 2024. El Salvador’s healthcare sector continues to evolve, setting new standards for quality and access in the region. The inauguration of the largest radiological center in Latin America represents a significant leap forward, ensuring better healthcare services and diagnostic capabilities for the people of El Salvador.