Medical research and development in Cuba has produced many new medications. Now medical tourism programs promoted by CSMC make these medications available to foreigners.
Medical research and development in Cuba has produced many new medications. Now medical tourism programs promoted by CSMC make these medications available to foreigners.

(Today Cuba) The prestige and the high scientific level of Cuban medicine is available to all tourists traveling to the island, Dr. Jorge Alberto Miranda, said the president of the Cuban Medical Services Trading Company (CSMC).

Miranda was participating in the Tourism Fair, Cuba 2016, being held in the World Trade Center in Mexico City. The aim of the fair is to promote specialized assistance for foreign visitors in the country’s health centers.

In statements to Prensa Latina, Miranda stressed that progress in this branch is at the same level as developed countries and is recognized by the World Health Organization and the Pan-American Health Organization, among others.

Despite the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the United States on the island, which has caused great damage to the sector, ‘our services are being demanded and thousands of collaborators for other countries have been offering their knowledge,’ he said.

The Trading Company has contracts in 22 countries and with 57 businesses. It works with more than 140 travel agencies, he said.

The company has also maintained strategic business alliances in Cuba, with the Ministry of Tourism, the BioCubaFarma business group, the National Institute of Sports, Physical Education and Recreation, the Ministry of Higher Education and the Ministry of Public Health, among others.

More than 20,000 patients have been treated in institutions nationwide, in the country’s main tourist destinations.

Source: Prensa Latina Cuba

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