Colorado, 06th July, 2016: The doors to Cuban hospitality and medical treatment have opened for Medical Tourists from across the world and this has been made possible due to the strategic relationship forged between PlacidWay, the leading Medical Tourism providers in the USA and Basa Medical Travel agency for Cuba. This is the biggest step in history of Medical Tourism of Cuba since year 2000 when football legend Diego Maradona arrived in Cuba for drug addiction treatment.
Cuba, one of the most enchanting islands of the Caribbean region, is rapidly developing into a highly sought after medical tourism industry. Pramod Goel, CEO PlacidWay says, "This relationship with Basa Medical Travel agency for Cuba will open the doors to global patients for availing a wide range of medical services that are not only of the highest standards but also affordable to consumers seeking new innovations in healthcare."
This is a strategic relationship wherein both PlacidWay patients will be able to benefit from the existing infrastructure of Basa Medical Travel agency. This will enable PlacidWay patients from across the world to take advantage of the wide range of medical services offered by prestigious Cuban medical centers and clinics.
Barbara Bosch, CEO of Basa Medical Travel agency stated, "PlacidWay is a reputed medical tourism service provider and this tie-up would strengthen the Cuban Medical Tourism market further. PlacidWay caters to patients globally and this new formed relationship will ensure patients with specific medical needs are able to find better health care options in Cuba. Of course, the bottom line is that Cuba medical tourism can help patients seeking new innovations in healthcare which are not available elsewhere at affordable prices."
A wide variety of treatments will be available for global patients at carefully selected, state of the art clinics or medical centers in Cuba. All medical centers in Cuba are government controlled and maintain a high degree of safety and innovation standards.
Clinics in Cuba handle all types of medical specialties and has paved the path for emerging technology enabled health care and therapy. Innovative technology and research enabled cancer treatment and stem cell therapy are now feathers on their cap.
Stem cell therapy was first used in Cuba in February 2004 and this advanced procedure is available to patients in almost 14 of the 15 provinces in the country along with specialties in traumatology, orthopedics, and angelology respectively. The results of use of stem cell therapy on patients suffering from complex bone fractures, bone cysts, osteoarthritis of the knee and pseudoarthrasis has been highly encouraging.
The country rose to fame for an innovation created by researchers at the Center of Molecular Immunology (CIM) in Havana and called the "vaccine CimaVax". This vaccine targets the growth factor in cancer cells in such a way that it is able to arrest the further spread of the cancerous cells. This vaccine is currently being used as a treatment for lung cancer. The vaccine is being applied as a preventive measure in people identified with a high risk of cancer.
Today, Cuba has touched the zenith of global medical prominence because this small country provides path breaking treatments in medical science including treatment for diabetic foot ulcers, treatment for advanced head and neck tumors, and other innovations in pharmacology and biotechnology.
Pramod Goel, CEO PlacidWay says, "A small step in Medical Tourism and a big step towards making affordable and innovative medical treatments available for patients across the world" is what the new found Cuban Medical Tourism Renaissance is all about. I am looking forward to introducing patients to the Cuban healthcare system, which is the only system that is closely linked to research and development. Cuban healthcare system leads the way towards visible improvement in the standards of overall human health through innovation."
PlacidWay is a partner with IBMS in coordinating educational and certification programs in Cuba. The primary aim is to enhance development of professional relationships in the field of global healthcare and to seek various ways of interacting and potentiating the credibility and visibility of Cuban health professionals. This will also facilitate the potential development of Cuban Medical tourism market.
David P. Kalin MD MPH, IBMS Chairman, says, "IBMS is proud to have PlacidWay as an IBMS Affiliated Healthcare Travel Associate helping to redefine the distribution of healthcare by connecting patients to top-quality healthcare providers worldwide."
Pramod Goel, feels that this newly formed Cuban relationship will definitely benefit global patients and is another "milestone achieved" by PlacidWay in the field of medical tourism.
PlacidWay based in Centennial, CO is a worldwide market leader in medical tourism, and provides patients with the informational resources required to evaluate their global treatment options. PlacidWay connects global patients to state of the art healthcare facilities worldwide, from Asia to Latin American to Europe and beyond.
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PlacidWay 2016-07-18 Articles/Press Releases