TORONTO, March 4 /CNW Telbec/ - As waiting lists get longer, medical
tourism becomes a way to get quality medical services, without waiting. Health
Services International is a non-profit organization which has recently begun
arranging medical services in Cuba for Canadians.
Cuba has been developing medical tourism for over 20 years. Cuban doctors
are now recognised as some of the world's finest. In the last 5 years, over 35
thousand patients from 32 countries have benifited from Cuban Medical
Many Cuban hospitals are certified ISO 14,001 and ISO 9001 which are
international standards of cleanliness and excellance. The reputation of Cuban
hospitals is well established. Many Canadians have returned from Cuba healed
and reassured and are ready to tell their stories.
This was the case of Mrs. Dominique Forget who suffered severe back pain
for 10 years. With less than 2 weeks in Cuba, her problem was cured and her
life was transformed.
Note the case of Manon Lefrançois, a young woman forced to cancel
business trips as it had become too painful to remain seated for long periods.
Her doctor in Quebec told her to come back : ''when she could no longer
walk''. She went to Cuba for orthopaedic surgery and today she travels the
world and her business prospers.
Similarly, Mrs Anne Lortie, a young mother informed that she would go
blind within two years as she had retinitis pigmentosa. The only help offered
was to suggest that she register with the Braille Institute.
Specialists in Canada maintain that there is no treatment for this
degenerative disease. Patients who inquire about treatments given in Cuba
receive dire warnings from specialists here. But, Health Services
International has helped over a dozen Canadians get treatment for this
disease. After an operation and treatments, these clients of HSI will not go
blind. Imagine their joy to look forward to the hope of a normal life again,
after the despair of a cruel diagnosis.
The full range of medical services are available in Cuba: major surgery,
diagnoses, aesthetic surgery, skin care treatments, thalassotherapy and a
highly regarded drug rehabilitation program.
Health Services International has an agreement with Cubanacan Turismo Y
Salud, to make access to Cuban medical services easier for Canadians. H.S.I.
maintains communications between Canadian patients and Cuban medical services
and arranges all the details for treatment and travel.
H.S.I. is pleased to present a few Canadians who wish to tell their
stories that there are alternatives to the present health service system.
For further information:
For further information: Sandy Rhéaume, Vice President, Health Services
International (HSI), (418) 479-2942, Cell: (418) 654-6762, firstname.lastname@example.org