Chile will invest around 10 billion dollars to improve its hospital infrastructure. The country plans to have 25 hospitals finished between 2018 - 2020 and launch another 25 hospitals in feasibility study, design and tender phases. The investments include the acquisition of cutting-edge technology and will be creating 74.000 jobs per year throughout Chile.
In the entire region, investments in the healthcare sector have increased in recent years, in Ecuador for instance the IESS will be investing 717 million dollars in the sector, Colombia has budgeted an investment of 1.5 billion dollars in modernization of hospital infrastructure. Argentina with a growth in their annual budget for healthcare plans and a noticeable improvement in the hospital infrastructure - is also working harder on sustainable projects.
At the 4th America Hospital Expansion Summit, government officials, investors, hospital groups, public bodies, clinics, social security institutions, health ministries and contractors will be meeting medical device suppliers, insurance companies, technology & service vendors, distributors, consultants, banks and regulatory bodies. Delegates and speakers will be discussing a wide range of topics to further explore development potential and sustainability strategies for the healthcare sector in the continent.