Cyprus offers the unique opportunity to combine top medical treatments and healthcare with an incredible beach holiday under the Mediterranean sun. This combination provides a total mind, body and soul experience.
Owing to the cutting edge facilities and equipment belonging to private hospitals and clinics, as well as highly skilled personnel trained within Europe and the United States, Cyprus is becoming a popular destination for medical tourism.
With the government promoting this movement, 700 Million Euros (around 6% of the gross national product of Cyprus) has been allocated to the healthcare sector of the country. This will help push the health industry to become the most attractive medical tourism destination in eastern Mediterranean. So far, more than 80 private hospitals and clinics as well as six public healthcare institutions have already been established. As well as clinical excellence, Cyprus’s strategic location being found between three continents; Europe, Africa and Asia, makes Cyprus a major center for medical tourism.
Not only does Cyprus offer strategic location to newcomers as well as potential investors, the small distances on this island allows easy access from one side of the country to the other. This allows full connectivity to all that Cyprus has to offer including breathtaking scenery, with the relief of knowing that any medical support needed will be near you.
The medical tourism sector in Cyprus extends far past routine check ups and diagnostic examinations. It also includes; bariatric surgery, cardiology, cosmetic and plastic surgery, ear, nose and throat operations, fertility treatments, chronic diseases, oncology, eye surgery, dental care, neurology, organ transplantation, dermatology as well as orthopedics. Through this broad coverage, Cyprus offers service from treatment to restoration.
Another restorative offering that Cyprus has along with the relaxing beaches and warm climate, is the development of spa resorts to promote wellness. With the choice of a ‘natural spa’ from the refreshing Mediterranean ocean, to the tailor made spa resorts, Cyprus truly embodies the meaning of rehabilitation.
The American Medical Center, Nicosia, Cyprus
In order to offer and maintain these services in the medical field, Cyprus has promoted cross-border cooperation. The American Medical Center is an example of this, which is an established multidisciplinary institute with life-changing technology. Further investment and cross border cooperation are on the agenda for the Cyprus Tourism Organization. With many major projects already open and the constant development into this sector, the opportunities for investment into the medical field is endless. One major scheme expected to be implemented by 2019 is the National Healthcare Scheme (NHS). This scheme aims to shift the focus onto the patient, making the public healthcare an even more dependable service. Furthermore, the integration of technology into this sector has been booming, with the next focus being in electronic health records (EHR).
Although this is a new sector for Cyprus, the growth has been unprecedented, with new opportunities for investors as well as patients.
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