The Nicaraguan Medical Tourism Sector Becomes Energized
Nicaragua has not only become popular as a destination for leisure, rest and recreation but also for medical treatment, as more and more foreigners visit the country in search of excellent quality and low-priced treatments.
It is enough just to sit in the waiting room at Hospital Metropolitano Vivian Pellas (HMVP) to see with your own eyes the number of foreigners who visit for medical attention, even more so now that the hospital has added another five story tower to its installations to provide services in new specialties including neuroscience, vascular intervention, diabetes, pediatric wards and intermediate care.
During the inauguration of this tower, Carlos Pellas, president of Grupo Financiero Pellas, said that the investment (14 million dollars) is geared toward developing medical tourism and that world class medical attention is available in Nicaragua.
Its quality is supported by the Joint Commission International (JCI), an organization that identifies and measures to the highest standards the best practices related to quality and patient security.