By the Cuba Journal staff
Given what is at least a strong perception of quality in Cuban healthcare, coupled with world-class beaches, it’s no surprise that Cuba is looking to expand its position in the growing area of health tourism.
The island’s health officials have announced plans to expand the island’s health tourism offering, according to Joaquin Garcia, director of the Cira Garcia health centre.
The expansion will be “not only in terms of space, but also in our attention to capacity,” he said in a recent release.
The centre, which was first set up in the 1980s for diplomatic corps stationed in Havana, contributed around nine million CUC to the country’s economy last year.
Cuba’s healthcare is free of charge, but relies on facilities that charge services to foreigners