Costa Rica seeks 38% budget hike for modernisation jump
This article was originally published in Clinica
The Costa Rican health ministry has requested a 37.8% increase in funding for 2009, to CRC118.4bn ($210m), up from CRC86bn this year. The main reasons for the increase, the ministry says, are the establishment of a healthcare regulatory programme, and further investment in the healthcare components of the 2006-10 national development plan (PND).
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