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Diaspora Greeks to Gain Access to Cheaper Medical Services via New Portal

George Patoulis, President of KEDE and of the Athens Medical Association and Petros Galatoulas, President of the Federation of Hellenic Societies of Greater New York.

In a drive to stimulate medical tourism to Greece, the Athens Medical Association through the newly founded Greek Health Tourism Confederation entered agreements with the Federation of Hellenic Societies of Greater New York and the Hellenic Community of Greater Montreal.

Athens Medical Association President, George Patoulis signed the agreement with the Hellenic Community of Greater Montreal.

The agreements offer Diaspora Greeks from New York and Montreal the option to access medical services in Greece at a friendlier cost via a new portal – vitabooking.com – which cooperates with leading medical services providers in Greece, offering cost savings of up to 90 percent compared to the corresponding cost in the country of origin, while planning all the details of the trip to Greece.

“Vitabooking.com is a health services link providing easy and fast access to high-quality services at a much lower cost than in their home country without waiting lists; where a patient can plan treatment at certified Greek hospitals with the care of the finest doctors, while at the same time allowing vitabooking to take care of the details of their trip to Greece,” explained vitabooking.com CEO Petros Mamalakis.

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The Greek Health Tourism Confederation, a national body founded last year for the promotion of health tourism to Greece, aims to offer Diaspora Greeks access to certified healthcare facilities across Greece, excellent service and special discounts for expatriates who book medical services in Greece via its vitabooking.com portal.

As part of the agreement, the Hellenic Community of Greater Montreal will receive a 5 percent commission on the total cost of medical expenses at a Greek facility.

The agreements are part of the Athens Medical Association’s initiative on a global level to bolster health tourism to Greece.

“Medical tourism can become a driver of growth for the country and can contribute to fostering the conditions that will lead to the utilization of our significant professional health resources,” said George Patoulis, president of KEDE and of the Athens Medical Association.


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