Pharmacy in Costa Rican capital of Costa Rica has been closed for six months due to a lack of pharmacists, but the health service has been given a boost in hiring.
The Health and Social Services Department of Costa Rican President Ana Mari Cauce said in a statement that the department has hired around 5,000 pharmacists since January 1.
Costa Rica has the second highest rate of pharmacy unemployment in the Americas after Mexico.
Costan rican pharmacies reported an average of 7,848 people using the service during the month of March, according to the latest figures from the National Statistical Institute (INP), with more than 10,000 people employed.
In April, the Health and Sanitation Department announced it would close its entire pharmacy, and it would reopen later this month.