The Social Security Fund (CCSS) asked the Comptroller General of the Republic for a total of 2.5 billion colones to deal with the 2013 budget.

1.5 billion colones (61%) to be applied to Health Insurance, while 862 billion colones (34%) would be allocated to the Disability, Old Age and Death, while the Non-Contributory Pensions will be allocated 118 billion colones, or 4.7% of the budget requested for 2013.

The CCSS, said that the institution is in a better position to start gradual recovery.

The CCSS will also invest 30 billion colones in infrastructure and 21 billion colones in medical equipment..

With regard to infrastructure hospitals will receive remodeling and upgrades as well and 118,000 will go towards the purchase of pharmaceuticals.

The proposed 2013 budget for the Social Security Fund allocation request is still being finalized with the General Comptroller of the Republic.

The Costa Rica News (TCRN)
San José Costa Rica