The Dominican Association of Health Tourism -ADTS- and Banco LAFISE signed an inter-institutional agreement to strengthen the scope of medical travel in the Dominican Republic.
The understanding aims to encourage international patients from the cities and countries where Banco LAFISE has offices, to access healthcare in the Caribbean country.
Dr. Alejandro Cambiaso, president of the Dominican Association of Health Tourism and Edgar Ivan del Toro, general manager of Banco LAFISE, consolidated the agreement that creates a structure that also facilitates loans for local patients and international patients to finance medical, dental, and aesthetic treatments.
The signup is of great importance for the Dominican Republic’s intention to reach thousands of medical travelers in the United States and Latin America.
Banco LAFISE has offices in:
- North America – Miami (Florida), and Mexico
- Europe – Madrid
- Caribbean – Dominican Republic
- Central America -Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama.
- South America – Colombia and Venezuela
“We provide advanced financial solutions for the requirements of institutions, companies, and individuals, supporting the development of communities and countries”, as noted in the bank’s mission statement.
According to Dr. Cambiaso, “financial support will also be promoted for the acquisition of modern technologies, medical equipment, software, and continuous improvement processes”, said Dr. Cambiaso in an official statement sent to dohealthwell.
The potential improvements include international accreditations and training aimed at strengthening the quality, innovation, and competitiveness of the health and tourism sectors.
Banco LAFISE reach
Del Toro reported that Banco Lafise has branches in the United States, Europe, and also covers several countries in the Caribbean, as well as Central and South America.
They have 210 offices and more than 4,000 employees, with banking assets over 4,000 million dollars.
As a holding group established in 1985, they offer specialized services in banking, stock exchange positions, investment banking, insurance, agro-export marketing, deposit warehouses, investments, administration of venture capital funds, and now expands to medical travel.
According to Banco Lafise, their reach “allows us to generate high value-added businesses locally and internationally and expand their clients’ markets.”
The Dominican Health Tourism Association is a non-profit organization that favors best practices in the health and tourism sectors.
ADTS believes that the Dominican Republic can achieve the consolidation of its medical travel and wellness tourism offer because of:
- Its high-quality medical, dental and wellness services
- Hospitality conditions
- Attractive geographic position
They encourage all actors to seek local and international accreditations, productive linkages, quality, the safety of service delivery, and coordination between the public and private sectors.