Extending the programme "Health Passport" to the Greeks in Canada
Athens Medical Group presented its benefits card "Health Passport" to the Greeks of Montreal, thus extending its successful programme to yet another Greek enclave abroad. The event was held as part of the two-day convention co-organized by the Athens Medical Association, the Central Union of Municipalities of Greece, the Department of Medical Tourism of the Institute of Scientific Research of the Panhellenic Medical Association, and the Hellenic Community of Greater Montreal.
"Greek expats constitute an integral part of the Greek people and offer valuable services to the country. As a token of our recognition for this contribution, AMG offers the benefits card "Health at your Home Country" to the Greeks of Montreal, a city with a strong Greek presence. We would like them to feel safe and have immediate and privileged access to high-quality health services when they visit their home country" said Dr. Vassilis Apostolopoulos, CEO of Athens Medical Group.
A programme of free or reduced price benefits, available at AMG’s hospitals in Athens and Thessaloniki, will be offered to all members of the Greek community, allowing them to have immediate access to high-quality medical services. At the same time, by calling 11155 beneficiaries can arrange free consultations with physicians specializing in the main medical fields, make an appointment for a free general health check-up or choose among 65 different types of medical check-ups, but also ask for inpatient hospital care at a special reduced rate.
During the convention, Dr. Konstantinos Konstantinidis, Adjunct Professor of Surgery at the Ohio State University, Scientific Director and Director of General, Bariatric, Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgery Clinic of Athens Medical Center, spoke about the pioneering surgical procedures he applies with great success and described specific cases.
In his turn, Georgios Patoulis, Mayor of Amaroussion, President of the Central Union of Municipalities of Greece and President of the Medical Association of Athens, explained: "Our goal is to make Greece a top, all year round, tourism destination and promote Medical Tourism as a driving force of the Greek National Economy", while Alexandros Prinos, President of Medi PRINOU also spoke in favour of the concerted efforts made to activate the central government in Greece, so as to claim a more significant share in the international market of Medical Tourism.
On a similar note, Dr. Konstantinos Pantos, Gynaecologist and Secretary General of the Hellenic Society of Reproductive Medicine, agreed: "Our country already functions as a pole of attraction for infertile couples from all over the world. In this context, we believe that assisted reproduction can really attract couples from other countries and, consequently, play a decisive role in the development of Medical Tourism in Greece".