The Doctor Is In

The Doctor Is InThe city of Barranquilla is also seeking to develop its role in medical tourism. It has several medical schools, and a range of hospitals and medical centres, with three new hospitals under construction. Within Colombia, the city is competitive in terms of wage costs. The city administration also highlights the economic importance of sport and physical sciences. Barranquilla is the official home of Colombia’s national football team and the city will host the 2018 Central American and Caribbean games. Within the Atlantic region the health and pharmaceuticals sector is responsible for 4.2% of total employment and generates annual sales of $1.15bn. City officials believe the most promising lines for the development of medical tourism are cosmetic surgery, cardiology, dentistry, ophthalmology and traumatology.

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