Ghana looks to increase medical tourism

Tuesday, 11 August 2009

In an interview with The Chronicle at a recent awards night, Dr. Felix Anyaa said the government of Ghana should look towards medical tourism as a way of bringing more capital into the country.

Anyaa is the managing director of Holy Trinity Hospital in Accra, which was recently voted the best hospital in the country at the Ghana Club 100 awards night.

He said that heart surgeries, which may cost $100,000 in the UK and other developed nations, are only $10,000 in Ghana. So if Ghana's health industry was promoted internationally, as other countries have already been doing, Anyaa contends Ghana would reap huge benefits, hopefully becoming a target destination for heart and spinal surgery.

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