While the purchase of CT scanners in national hospitals is solved with flaws in their current teams, the Costa Rican Social Security Fund (CCSS) take the National Insurance Institute (INS) and the purchase of private services to prevent build up a list of waiting for this test.

This is the strategy that the institution set in motion until they complete the purchase of 14 of these devices.

The Hierarch of the CCSS, Maria del Rocio Saenz, said in the program Our Voice that medical centers of Alajuela and Mexico have the same problems with their teams because of the antiquity.

These TAC Hospital San Juan de Dios whose stretcher was damaged last week and was repaired Monday adds.

While the scanner was out of operation, the National Children’s Hospital performed emergency examinations.

Moreover, the hospital in Heredia is lending its team for the care of patients in Mexico, who are served in overtime from 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

CT scanners that are in the process of purchase or installation are for Limón, San Carlos, Cartago, Alajuela, Liberia and Puntarenas. These will be ready by next year.

The acquisition of equipment for Mexico, San Juan de Dios, Calderon Guardia and Blanco Cervantes is also studied for which the date for the tender is unknown.

Additionally, the CCSS plans to purchase a computer known as SPECT-CT, CT angiography and CT simulator for San Juan de Dios.

Each device has an approximate cost of $2 million including installation and adjustment required by the medical center.

A CT scanner uses x-rays to create cross-sectional images of the body. These tests can diagnose or rule out the presence of fractured bones, cancers, blood clots, internal bleeding, among others.