Peruvian health plan for export


A large amount of the Peruvian doctors are known by their expertise and talent, therefore many visitors come to Peru in order to have some type of health treatment. In addition the costs are lower than in other parts of the world, tourists came mainly from the USA, others come from Canada, France, Spain and Italy.
The Ministery of Tourism and Commerce (Mincetur) together with Prompex (Commission to Promote Export) have designed a pilot program called “Disfruta Salud Perú”. Within the project there are fourteen private clinics were it is possible to have first class health care, the specializations are odontology, ophthalmology, fertilization and plastic surgery. Tourists like to come to Peru due to the service and the prices, this is a potential area which can increase fast, in 2001 the amount expended in health care was US$ 651 thousand while in 2005 is US$ 2,6 millions which registers a growth of 41% yearly.