After the contract signature happened in September, the kick-off ceremony for the design and construction of the new hospital in Chillan took place on Friday, October 6th. The Minister of Health, Mrs. Carmen Castillo, and the Director of Ñuble Health Authority, Mr. Ivan Paul Espinoza, attended the event, as well as other Chilean and Italian institutional representatives. The Chilean authorities have expressed satisfaction to be able to implement the project after ten years of analysis and studies. The new hospital, with its 530 beds and a triple space compared to the current one, will become a point of reference for the entire region of Ñuble. The Minister of Health also said that the implementation of a radiotherapy center, located within the hospital and equipped with state-of-the-art technology, is under evaluation.