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Committee being created to promote medical tourism in Quintana Roo

Riviera Maya, Q.R. — As part of the actions to promote medical tourism in Quintana Roo, the Ministry of Tourism and the Employers’ Confederation of the Mexican Republic (Coparmex) says they will create a special committee.

Coparmex State President Angelica Frias, announced that during a recent meeting between industry authorities, specialists and medical tourism businessmen, they agreed to take concrete actions within the next six months to promote the industry in the state.

Angelica Frias said that the Mexican Caribbean has great potential for medical tourism since it has the infrastructure to increase the flow of travelers who visit the state for medical procedures.

However, to date, it has not taken off since there is a lack of statistical data on the products that are offered and how many people arrive exclusively for medical tourism.

“It is the first challenge that must be addressed because having information about the procedures that are carried out in the state and what type of patients arrive will give us the guideline to generate a supply of products,” she explained.

It was for this reason a committee was formed within the Ministry of Tourism that will be in charge of collecting and analyzing the needed information so that medical tourism can be promoted.

She said that internationally, Mexico ranks third with the highest medical tourism. Nationally, Tijuana ranks top in Mexico for its medical tourism, however, Quintana Roo is not among the top positions despite having medical and transportation infrastructure.