Bachelet inaugurates Chimbarongo hospital, Lo Ulloa bridge

SANTIAGO – Chile’s President Michelle Bachelet on Monday opened a new $127 billion hospital in Chimbarongo, in central O’Higgins region (VI).

“With its more than 5,800 meters of surface and an investment that has exceeded 10 billion pesos in infrastructure and equipment, this new hospital has nothing to envy to any private area, since it was built with the same technical requirements as the regional hospital, which we visited recently, “said the head of state.

The new facility has hospitalization rooms, 20 beds and a procedure room. It has 14 clinical boxes, 2 gynecological, 4 dental and another for healing and treatments. It has everything necessary for emergency care and support units, for the delivery of the food program, pharmacy, ray room, laboratory, imaging, and sterilization, among others.

The president also inaugurated the new Lo Ulloa Bridge – a work of the MOP that considered an investment of over $1,400 million – in the Coltauco district.

In the same visit the president made an inspection to the construction and maintenance works of firebreaks in the commune, within the framework of the Strategy for the Strengthening of Forest Fire Management 2017-2018.

Regarding the construction of the firebreaks in the Hijuela del Medio sector, which considers a length of 612 meters, the president pointed out that “in these hot months our fields face the permanent threat of fires and terrible consequences, (…) that’s why we are here, to improve the conditions in which we prevent and face fire.”