El Salvador Bets on Medical Tourism

The Association of Medical Tourism (ATM) of the United States is in the country accompanied by tour operators to learn about medical possibilities.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Elsalvador.com publishes in its website: “...the work of promoting medical services is encouraged by institutions such as: Cámara de Exportadores de Servicios de Salud de El Salvador (Exportsalud), Agencia de Promoción de Exportaciones de El Salvador (Exporta), Agencia de Promoción de Inversiones (Proesa) and the Ministerio de Turismo (Mitur)."

"This collaborative work has permitted now that the coalition has a strategic plan that, among other goals, seeks to make the country a world class alternative for solutions for foreign patients with health problems."

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