Daily Archives: March 29, 2011

Brain Surgery Unit Growing on Azuero Peninsula

The Health Ministry has taken another step towards creating a neurosurgical unit on the Azuero Peninsula. With the appointment of a Panamanian doctor, the Joaquin Pablo Franco Hospital in Las Tablas now has two neurosurgeons, including the Nicaraguan surgeon who recently performed the region’s first successful brain surgery. The idea is to expand the range…

Italy Donates Six Boats to Panama

The Italian government will donate six boats to strengthen security and surveillance along Panama’s coasts. The boats will be used by the National Air Service in the fight against narcotrafficking and organized crime. Two of them are 173-feet long, built out of steel and can carry up to 427 tons. The other four are 82-feet…