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No Expansion, No New Building. Nosara's Health Clinic to Remain As Is

By Oliver Perez and Emiliana Garcia
Photos by Samatha Pollock

Despite the announcement of a new Health Clinic for Nosara made in December 2010, Nosareños will have to make-do with the existing facility. The CCSS (Estate Health Insurance) announced it has no immediate plans to expand or rebuild.

In a report dated December 8, 2010 Tannia Tánchez, Director of Ebais in Nicoya, stated the Nosara district was to receive a budget of about 50 million colones for the expansion of the Clinic. In a meeting held on the morning of August 24 the Director of Health Services for Guanacaste, Anner Angulo delivered the bad news, that there are no short term plans for such expansion.

One says yes, another says no.
On June 29, 2010, the former regional director, Luis Fernando Canales, contacted the Medical Director of CCSS and indicated concern. He informed that Nosara's health clinic was not equipped to handle the high flow of patients. The clinic treats about 3,152 Nosara inhabitants on top of a high number of migrant workers, residents of Ostional and tourists. The Clinic servicing Ostional residents is in the city of Santa Cruz 56 km away, but because of proximity the Nosara clinic is much more convenient, only 7 km away.

Angulo's testimony regarding the situation in Nosara does not coincide with Tánchez report. In a phone interview with VON minutes after Wednesday's three hour meeting, Angulo stated that because there are only 3,152 Nosareños there is no need for an expansion of the clinic. The CCSS sets a parameter for all health clinics depending on population size and services provided. In the case of Nosara the clinic is set to handle a population of 4 000 people.

 

   
 
   
 
The design for the proposed expansion of the clinic

"The numbers mean we can work with what we've got," said Angulo.

Angulo approved an increase in the budget to allow extended hours for clinic staff and moreover, the Nosara Development Association offered to build a home next to the clinic for nurses and other medical professionals, but the staff rejected it.

Needless to say, members of the association were not happy with the results of the meeting. They attended, expecting to have Angulo confirm the expansion.

"We have a closure order from the Ministry of Health by the end of September for lack of effective law 7600. We need to improve this clinic and clearly the CCSS is not going to help" said Marcos Avila, Trustee of Nosara.

In contrast, Angulo was satisfied with the results of the meeting.

"The first meeting was successful because the CCSS has committed its obligation, while neighbors are committed to seek help from the National Community Development, do small repairs, shaping the health committee, among other activities, I can say that it has initiated a partnership that can provide many benefits, "said the regional director of Guanacaste.

 

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