Cuba expands services in health tourism

imagesHAVANA, Cuba (CMC) – Cuban health officials have announced plans to expand services in the area of health tourism in a effort to compete with similar centres in the region.

Director of the Cira Garcia health centre, Joaquin Garcia, says the services will be expanded “not only in terms of space, but also in our attention to capacity.”

The Cira Garcia health centre was established in the 1980s to offer health services to the diplomatic corps accredited in Havana. In the 1990s the facility began to assist not only foreign residents here, but also those who came for medical attention in Cuba.

In Cuba health care is free of charge for the Cuban people, but the system counts on a group of facilities that charge services to foreigners.

The Havana health care centre offers services in all clinical and surgical specialties, along with pediatrics and gynecology.

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