The 50-year anniversary of Hospital Mexico is being commemorated with a giant light display that alternately projects the flags of Costa Rica and Mexico. The design goes from the second to seventh floor and changes every 10 seconds. It measures 25 meters wide by 40 high.
The flags can easily be seen for some distance, and especially well from the pedestrian bridge in front of the medical center. Some drivers stopped to photograph the show from the General Cañas highway. The first night they were displayed was Wednesday and they will be displayed through October from 5:30 to 11 pm. The lights were donated and placed by CNFL.
The hospital is very thankful to Mexico, which gave so much support in 1969. At that time, Mexico offered help constructing the center via a policy it had of aid in education and health. Costa Rica did not have the ability to train the specialists so Mexico trained 120. The country sent 60 doctors the first year and another 60 the following year.