The decision to eye medical tourism is a very good initiative to boost tourism as well as modernising the Health Sector. However, we also need to improve our existing facilities and have more medical experts.
This will only be achieved by liberalising the health sector and providing incentives to invest in the health sector like what is done in ICT and other areas. We also need to send more Rwandans abroad to specialise in strategic medical disciplines.
And why not, we can be the regional centre of excellence in medical tourism.
Reaction to the article, “Rwanda turns to medical tourism, eyes regional dominance.” (The New Times, January 22, 2013)