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Foreign tourists interested in hospitals

Nature and historic sites are not the only reason why foreigners visit Slovakia, the Pravda daily wrote on August 8.

Foreigners also come to Slovakia for joint replacement, plastic surgery or artificial insemination, which can be several times cheaper in Slovakia than in their home countries.

Foreigners do not only use services of private centres, but often visit state hospitals as well. Orthopedic clinics are visited mostly by clients from Arabic countries, while neurological clinics report mostly Ukrainian patients.

Foreigners often find out about Slovak doctors from foreign students studying in Slovakia.

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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