The Government of Seychelles is committed to providing quality health care to the people. The public health system in Seychelles is decentralized. There are six hospitals in total. The Seychelles health system is a three-tier system comprising of a central referral hospital which resonates from the Seychelles Hospital, followed by cottage (Anse Royale Hospital, Family Hospital at Perseverance, Logan Hospital La Digue, Baie Ste Anne Hospital on Praslin), rehabilitative (North East Point Hospital), mental and youth hospitals in the second tier and district health centres across the republic. There are 17 health centres located in the districts which provide primary health care services such as family planning, ante and post-natal care, vaccination services, school health services, physiotherapy and dental treatment. The private sector is also playing a key role in improving access to healthcare, there are 16 private clinics providing general medical, 8 dental Care and 22 private pharmacies.
The Government of Seychelles is encouraging private sector investment within the medical field. Between 2014 and 2017 the government has spent USD 8.5 million sending Seychellois overseas for further treatment. For the shrewd investor, capturing a portion of this market can be very lucrative.
Luxury medical tourism is an opportunistic avenue for private sector investment. With perfect year-round weather and stunning natural beauty, Seychelles is primed for such ventures. Studies show that 88% of medical travellers are willing to travel internationally for medical purposes. Strategically complimenting medical tourism with luxury hotels/ apartments is a recipe for success.
Investment Opportunities in Health
- Private Hospital/ Clinics
- Health Food Outlets
- Restaurants/ Shops
- Specialist Clinics
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