Published: March 21st 2011January 22nd 2011
Ann tries her hand at turtle hugging
Good day ashore with morning visiting turtle reserve . In the bus we catch a glimpse of the islands wealth, hidden behind high walls, secluded drives and palm trees.
Pick up local freesheet newspaper with an intriguing story about harvesting organs for transplants and I wonder if this is the new growth area for the Cayman Islands. Certainly medical tourism must be on the agenda. The story relates to a change in legislation on the island which would allow donors to give kidneys rather than have to go to mainland America for a transplant.
But there are plans by an Indian doctor to build a state of the art hospital on the island complete with an offshore hospital ship .
It appears that the Grand Cayman is not subjected to the same strict medical legislation as the rest of Europe or America.
Well I guess medical tourism is a natural progression for an island that has always been a refuge for banks. Everything is already in place. And the globalisation of medical care must be pretty high up the agenda.
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