Government of Cuba prepares its international clinics for the reopening of borders

The Cuban government prepares its international clinics for the care of foreign patients before the next gradual reopening of ports and airports on the Island, as of November 15 of this year.

The company Cuban Medical Services Marketer (CSMC) prepares to receive as many patients and families as possible, he said to the official press Dr. Iliana Reyes, head of the Sales Department of said entity.

Reyes explained that those interested in being treated in the archipelago can apply through the company’s Center for Coordination and Processing of Health Services, which has 13 branches in Cuba.

The CSMC is linked with the BioCubaFarma company, international clinics and specialized medical institutions. It is responsible for marketing medical tourism, quality of life and well-being, academic and health services outside of Cuba.

The Cuban authorities announced the gradual reopening of ports and airports as of November 15, while the anti-Covid-19 vaccination advances in the country.

Almost two months after the aforementioned date, the country maintains a rather complex epidemiological situation, with dozens of daily deaths officially recognized due to the disease, in the worst wave since the start of the pandemic in March 2020.

During the last 24 hours, the Ministry of Public Health (MINSAP) registered 74 deaths and 8,342 new infections of coronavirus in Cuba. The deaths included that of a 19-year-old pregnant woman.

In October, the CSMC will add tele-counseling to its portfolio of offers for those from anywhere in the world who wish to learn about the medical, surgical, wellness and quality of life programs, among others, that they would receive in Cuba.

According to the disease or condition, they will be informed of the possible length of stay, in which centers they would be attended, consultations with specialists, treatments, hospital costs and how to pay them.

They will also be notified of the currency exchange rates, weather, how to communicate with their relatives from this country, local transportation, if they wish to stay in a hotel or rental house, among other topics of interest, and emphasize the established biosafety protocols.

The CSMC sales manager highlighted that the company’s hospitals are “equipped with the most modern technology and where novel techniques are applied for a rapid and effective diagnosis in more than 150 therapeutic procedures.”

In contrast, the health centers that serve Cuban citizens are clogged in many cases and exhibit deplorable conditions, lacking the most basic drugs and medical supplies. Recently, Cuban independent lawyer Sergio Osmín Fernández Palacios denounced the ruler Miguel Díaz-Canel before the United Nations for preventing coronavirus patients from being treated in the exclusive clinics for foreigners.

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