Canada and cuba sign agreement on health tourism for older people
HAVANA – The Comercializadora de Servicios Médicos Cubanos (CSMC) SA and the Canadian tour operator COGIR, on Wednesday signed an agreement in Havana for the implementation of an application focused on the health care of elderly Canadian tourists.
Dr Yamila Ramona de Armas Águila, first vice-president of CSMC, and Bruno Desautels, secretary of COGIR, a respected developer and investor of residences for older people in Canada, signed the document.
“For a happy age” may be the true name of this program, conceived for sets of autonomous older adults, aged from 75 to 85, who’ve good physical and mental condition and visit Cuba for a stay of 2-3 months in the wintertime, said De Armas Águila.
The board of directors of the entity, which is one of the ministry of public health, in November at Varadero beach said that the initial band of Canadian travelers will arrive, located 140 kilometers from Havana.
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This comprehensive medical-tourism product shall promote healthy lifestyles and, if necessary, can include nursing care, transportation to and from the airport upon departure and arrival to Cuba.
CMSC manages and operates specialized hospitals and clinics in Asia currently, Africa, the center Latin and East America, alongside the contribution of recruiting for the provision of services.
Bruno Desautels, secretary of COGIR, expressed his satisfaction with the Cuban program, whose accommodation will undoubtedly be in a building of the Marina Varadero hotel and the apartments are equipped because of this market with single rooms or for several person, in the event they might need companions.
“The Canadian population is aging and folks desire to travel and you can find no products to serve them but I believe that with Medical Services and Meliá we will achieve the target,” he remarked.
He expressed the interest that in the coming years it may be extended to other facilities, considering the accelerated aging of the populace.
COGIR owns and manages a lot more than 40 housing complexes for a lot more than 10,000 folks of that generation in Canada, he noted.