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IDB to Support Strengthening Health Services in San Estanislao, Paraguay

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) approved a $60 million loan to enhance health services in the district of San Estanislao, in the north of the Eastern Region of Paraguay. The project will focus on expanding the capacity of secondary and tertiary health services and enhancing the efficiency and quality of healthcare processes.  

The loan, which was approved by the IDB Board of Executive Directors, will finance the design, construction, equipping, and operationalization of the San Estanislao General Hospital. The hospital will have approximately 150 active beds (120 inpatient and 30 intensive care), 38 outpatient care stations, a dialysis department with 24 chairs, a cancer day hospital with 10 stations, 10 delivery rooms, 3 cesarean rooms, 4 surgeons, an emergency department with 39 beds, and accommodation for pregnant women and family members of intensive care patients. 

In addition, the project will finance the architectural design of the hospital infrastructure, the supervision of the construction and the provision of furniture and equipment. All the works will be designed and constructed in accordance with green and efficient building criteria. 

The loan will also finance the acquisition of software, connectivity, and equipment for telemedicine services, staff training, and will expand the capacity for the use of telediagnostics like ultrasounds, electrocardiograms, electroencephalograms, and computed tomography scans. It will also prepare and implement plans for the hospital waste management.  

The program will enable greater access to sexual and reproductive health services for women, care and referral for cases of domestic violence, reductions in mortality from chronic Noncommunicable diseases, and treatment for high-risk pregnancies. It will also promote the inclusion of people with disabilities by improving access to hospital care services, telemedicine, and support services with assistive technology. The initiative will also reduce gaps in access to health for Indigenous communities and ensure compliance with the Health of Indigenous Peoples Law. 

The hospital will expand access to a wider range of treatment services in San Pedro, implementing proven measures to enhance service quality and efficiency. It will benefit approximately 90,000 direct users each year. 

The loan has a grace period of 7 years, a disbursement period of 6 years, and an interest rate based on the Secured Overnight Financing Rate (SOFR).  

About the IDB  

The Inter-American Development Bank is devoted to improving lives. Established in 1959, the IDB is a leading source of long-term financing for economic, social, and institutional development in Latin America and the Caribbean. The IDB also conducts cutting-edge research and provides policy advice, technical assistance, and training to public and private sector clients throughout the region.  


Planes,Maria Soledad

Planes,Maria Soledad
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