Punta Cana is the key location of the Dominican Republic for health tourism, owed to the number of direct flights, air connectivity, and environment.
“One of the things that most favors the selection of a place to develop a health tourism project is air connectivity”, said Dr. José Natalio Redondo, president of Grupo Rescue.
In a radio interview on La Revuelta, the medical tourism mogul praised Punta Cana as a health destination mainly because of the number of direct flights.
“In Punta Cana there are more than 70 direct flights. When someone wants to come to the Dominican Republic to have a medical procedure, it matters a lot that they don’t have to make connections for a second or third plane. Direct flight is paramount in choosing a health tourism destination”, said the executive.
Dr. Redondo also mentioned the interest of many groups in the Bavaro-Punta Cana area and informed that right now there is a good amount of projects that are consolidating because of the connectivity of Punta Cana.
Protect the environment
The head of Grupo Rescue pointed out that a first world aspect is something we must develop for health tourism purposes.
“When a person arrives in Punta Cana for health tourism, they arrive to a first world airport and city, and gets health care at a first world hospital. The local government must understand that the work must be towards improving the quality of life of our people, and the environment that surrounds the hospital settings must be taken care of. The environment cannot be third world”.
Last August, Punta Cana Medical Center achieved the first Accreditation Canada approval by a third-level hospital in the Dominican Republic, upgrading the quality and safety of health services in Punta Cana.
“The local market is the one who gets the most benefits from international accreditation. For a very simple reason: 92% of patients are locals”, stated Dr. Redondo.
Grupo Punta Cana
Dr. Redondo praised the work by Grupo Punta Cana, which have been developing the tourism area for 50 years.
He said that leaders need to see them as an example of how the country should approach investments and tourism.
During his participation at the radio program, the director of Grupo Punta Cana called the cabin to highlight Dr. Redondo’s efforts in the region.
“Dr. Redondo is an eminence of our country’s medicine and is giving us a lot of knowledge about health tourism destination, it is a master class on entrepreneurship and defense of our destination Punta Cana. Thank you for your words towards the Punta Cana Group.
Punta Cana Health City
Grupo Rescue plans to complete their health city within the next two to three years.
“Grupo Rescue Health City is a combination of the buildings we have now and a new surgical hospital with an international vision and holding groups of international doctors.
Dr. Redondo informed that the project is oriented to robotic orthopedic surgery.
“The idea is that the hospital becomes a teaching center for Latin America and a hotel specially designed for post op recuperation. Why in Punta Cana? Again, the direct flights and its connectivity.