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Foreigners flock to Cuba for medical care

BMJ 2001; 322 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.322.7296.1198/b (Published 19 May 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:1198
  1. Fred Charatan
  1. Florida

    Foreigners seeking medical treatment are flocking to Havana, lured by advertisements and lower costs. Cuban officials have said that 3500 foreigners came for health care last year.

    “People with a lot of money are looking for our services,” said Dr Carlos Leyvsa, vice president of Cubanacan Tourism and Health. “For them it's not an issue of price but of quality.”

    Cira Garcia is a clinic adjoining …

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