Costa Rica News – The Calderón Guardia Hospital’s maternity unit will stay closed until January 2nd.
It has been closed to complete a program to avoid contamination with bacteria and this is only 50% done.
While no new cases of contamination have been seen, the hospital administration decided to complete the measures started to attack the outbreak before reopening, which was scheduled for December 26.
The Medical Management of the Costa Rican Social Security Fund endorsed the extension for maintenance work in Neonatology. The outbreak was of the bacterium Serratia liquefaciens, that affects mothers and babies. There is an ongoing investigation regarding whether this bacteria caused the death of six infants who were infected.
The San Juan de Dios and Women’s hospitals provide care for high-complexity births and the Comprehensive Health Care Center of Desamparados addresses those of low- complexity.