$6.8 Million for Guatemalan Hospital
A radiotherapy center called 'Hope International' will be inaugurated this week in Guatemala City.
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Betting heavily on health tourism, the center will offer complete packages, which include medical treatments, hotel, transportation and touristic activities.
A plan is underway to boost medical hydrology in the north of the country, taking advantage of the tourist infrastructure and natural conditions in the area.
Globally, medical tourism spending has reached $ 60 billion and it is expected that in three years that figure should reach $ 100 billion.
Despite the economic crisis, they are going ahead with the decision to build 3 hospitals in the province of Guanacaste.
About 100,000 tourists visit the country annually for medical purposes, paying between $4,000 and $6,000 per procedure.
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