social security

Honduran Army Intervenes in Public Hospitals After IHSS Corruption Scandal Grows

Honduran Army Intervenes in Public Hospitals After IHSS Corruption Scandal Grows

Honduran soldiers are taking over public hospitals and medicine storage warehouses to guarantee the supply of drugs to patients after a recent fraud and graft scandal rocked the Social Security Institute. Honduran armed forces seized public hospitals and warehouses that stored medicine on Wednesday after a recent corruption scandal involving the country’s “IHSS” (Health and […]

Honduras IHSS Medical Going Digital

The Honduran Institute of Social Security, (IHSS) is going digital. The modernization is at last taking place, easing frustrations for employers and employees, doctors, patients, and accountants alike. Data entry will begin in March, with 600,000 affiliates’ medical information needing input. Authorities anticipate the database to be fully available in October or November; the capital […]

IHSS Opens Modern Laboratory

A state-of-the-art laboratory with modern technology opened yesterday at the Social Security Institute, (IHSS), following the investment of 12 million dollars in infrastructure, equipment and purchasing. Equipment enabling persons to perform advanced studies in less time, is directly benefiting the thousands of patients receiving medical care in this hospital. The laboratory has a complete computer […]

Mismanagement Causes Medicinal Waste

The central warehouse of the Social Security Institute (IHSS) in Tegucigalpa remains full of expired drugs. The cost to the government is estimated at 51 million lempiras. The director of this institution, Mario Zelaya, said the drugs expired “not during this administration, but the previous administrations.” Although suppliers had committed to replace the pharmaceuticals before […]