Branson’s first medical tourism center opens in Mexico
Branson, WA—The first medical tour company to open in Mexico City announced plans to expand into the country in the coming months.
Medical tourism is a term coined by the World Health Organization that refers to the travel to medical facilities in countries with low levels of immunizations and where the health care system does not provide sufficient medical services.
It’s estimated that there are at least 4 million people with HIV and other conditions that need medical care worldwide.
While there are currently no official figures on how many people are infected with HIV in Mexico, Branson Tourism Group is already one of the most well-known brands to operate in the country.
In a press release posted to their website, Bronson said they were now committed to expanding into Mexico, where they believe they will provide a range of services including health, dental and vision care.
The company’s goal is to provide free and high-quality services to travelers for the first time in Mexico.
Branson Tourism is already in the process of opening a medical tourism hub in Mexico in hopes of providing better care for travelers.
The group plans to operate at the site of the former Mexico City Central Public Hospital (CCPH) where the city’s hospitals once served as an international medical center.
The project will include a health clinic, pharmacy, an emergency room and a pediatric intensive care unit.
A spokesman for the company told the Associated Press that the center will serve as a base for future operations.
“Our goal is for our medical tourism brand to become the first medical tourist destination in Mexico,” Branson spokesman Steve Davenport told the AP.
“We’ve been a leader in providing services to Mexico, and we will continue to build relationships there.”
A spokesman said the company will also serve as an educational resource for Mexican health professionals.
“As a brand, we want to show the world what we are doing here and how we can be a model for the rest of the world,” he added.
“We are looking forward to meeting with the local authorities to see if we can develop a new medical tourism site.”
Branson’s announcement comes after the Mexican government issued an order for the city to close all of its hospitals in the state of Oaxaca.
The announcement comes as President Enrique Pena Nieto announced he will seek a second term in office in 2019.
Mexico is now one of only five nations in the world where no candidate for president can be elected from within their own party.