Health care - As much as you need

    MONTREAL, June 20 /CNW Telbec/ - On January 16 of this year, Health
Services International (HSI-SSI) opened a non-profit referral agency which
helps Canadians obtain medial diagnoses and treatments in Cuba, with no
waiting period.
    Since then, a number of Canadians have taken advantage of this
opportunity and have returned from Cuba with an improved quality of life.
H.S.I. wishes to present some of these success stories, with personal
presentations from the patients who want to tell their story.
    Example: Manon Lefrançois, a young woman forced to cancel business trips
because it had become too painful to remain seated for long periods. Her
doctor here told her to come back: "when she could no longer walk..." She
received orthopaedic surgery in Cuba, today her business around the world
    Note the case of Steeve Lajeunesse: being deaf from birth due to Usher's
syndrome, he speaks very little. His ophthalmologist informed him that he
suffered from Retinosis Pigmentaria and that he would go blind in a short
time. Similarly, Mrs Ann Lortie, a young mother starting a professional
career, informed that she would go blind within two years. The only help
offered was to suggest 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. However, after an operation and
treatments, these two clients of HSI will not go blind!!! Imagine their joy to
look forward to a normal life, because for them, their future collapsed when
they learned this cruel diagnosis.
    These are a few clients of H.S.I. who have agreed to tell their story, to
inform Canadians that in Cuba it is possible to obtain quality medical
services, which can surpass what is available here.
    Cuba has a health system which is the envy of many other countries. All
Cuban people have complete free health care, with no waiting period. Medical
tourism has been developing in Cuba for 25 years and many countries benefit
from the knowledge and expertise of Cuban practitioners.
    Health Services International has signed 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.
    H.S.I. is pleased to present these Canadians who wish to tell their
stories that there are alternatives to the present health service system.

For further information:

For further information: Health Services International (HSI), (418)
479-2942, Fax: (418) 479-2617,,

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