Nine metal containers will serve health need in San Juan de Lurigancho



Nine metal containers are expected to open June 2 to serve San Juan de Lurigancho. (Photo: El Comercio)

The mayor of Lima, Susana Villarán, yesterday surveyed the adecuacy of nine metal containers within Park Huiracocha in San Juan de Lurigancho.

These containers, according to Villarán, will operate in lieu of the proposed Hospital de la Solidaridad starting June 2. The hospital project has been halted because of opposition from the mayor of the district, Carlos Burgos, El Comercio reports.

To operate the modules the General Directorate of Health will inspect them this week. Due to a lack of inspection and an operating license, Burgos ordered the halt on the work of the hospital that was supposed to be inaugurated this month.

"The permissions (of this establishment) are also pending," said a spokesperson for the Municipality of Lima.

It should be noted that in December Burgos closed another location of a Hospital de la Solidaridad, which occupied land in their municipality. The modules will serve some 800 patients.