Indocal is working on the elaboration of a standardization for medical tourism, as the country has become a reference in the healthcare industry that moves approximately 10 billion pesos annually.
The general director of Indocal, Lorenzo Ramirez, said that the approval of the standard was already achieved last week and a certification scheme is being worked on to offer the service to health service providers with the support of the Ministries of Tourism and Public Health; the medical centers and the Health Tourism Cluster.
He indicated that the goal now is to create a regulation and oblige the centers to be certified with the standard.
He emphasized that having certified companies increases the degree of security for tourists who choose to come to the Dominican Republic to receive medical tourism services.
In another order, he emphasized that Indocal in the metrology services, in the first quarter of the year, has carried out around 18,600 verifications, of which 10,800 correspond to liquid fuels and around 2,500 to verifications of scales. So far, over 90% of the verifications on fuel wastage have positive results, i.e., they comply with the requirements.