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Cotacachi Ambulances & Health Services


Cotacachi ambulance services are free.

A recent message looked at the Cotacachi hospital and health services and showed how all of the care is free to all who show up including non-Ecuadorians.

The ambulance service is also free including transfer to other hospitals or clinics, even as far away as Quito (75 miles).

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They offer fast response.

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The ambulances are fully equipped.

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Until tomorrow’s message may your need for ambulances never be dire.

Gary

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Here is what others say about being here.

Gary and Merri,   Nick took this picture of Ma during the real estate tour that we were on, and I just love it.  Thought you might like to have it.   Again, THANK YOU so much for your kindness in allowing me to stay here.  It’s been one of the great pleasures of my life to get to know you two (and Ma!).

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Cotacachi Hospital & Health Services


Cotacachi Ecuador hospital and health services are complete. Many are free!

There is a small hospital, certainly good for emergencies. Founded in 1977 it is similar to those in other small Ecuador populations.

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The Cotacachi hospital has a pride that everyone attached to the hospital feels.  Their mission statement is “To convert Cotacachi into a healthy county in which the multi-ethnic peoples live in social, spiritual, material and environmental harmony exercising shared rights and responsibilities in a participative democracy applying principles and values of equality and solidarity prioritizing the promotion of health with universal access to health services of warmth and quality using both western and traditional knowledge and practices.”

The Head of Cotacachi hospital is Doctor Oscar Castillo.

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Cotacachi hospital is funded by the Ministry of Health based in Quito and as such ALL services are free.

This surprises many but so do the care and standards of Cotacachi’s hospital and health services.

There are doctors providing consultations to the local citizens, a specialist children’s doctor. Services include vaccinations, pregnancy care and general medical practice.

There are four emergency doctors who treat burns and injuries from accidents and also an operating theater with a general surgeon.

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Staff nurses are ready to attend the patients in the wards, separated into those for men, women and children.

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Operations performed at the Cotacachi hospital include appendectomies, hysterectomies, removal of the gall bladder and treating hernias. All of these are free to all who show up including non-Ecuadorians.

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There is a dental center, again offering free dental attention.

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There is also a testing laboratory that run tests on blood, urine and feces to test for cholesterol and psa levels or even parasites…

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Cotacachi hospital does not treat broken bones nor patients who’ve suffered a heart attack or stroke. These patients are rushed by ambulance to city hospitals or clinics in nearby Ibarra. Or they are brought to Cotacachi hospital to be stabilized before being transferred to other clinics.

One delegate at our hotel had a heart attack one night.  He was whisked there and stabilized.  He was then taken to Ibarra hospital and finally Metropolitan in Quito before heading back to the US.

Later he had a second attack in Atlanta. His comment was that he was headed back here because if he had a third attack he wanted to be in Ecuador.  He stated that not only was the difference in cost incredible (no $27 a roll toilet paper here, he said), but the caring nature of the Ecuadorians made him feel really looked after.

Repeatedly we have had guests tell us they visited a doctor and that the doctor then drove 45 minutes to just stop by and see how the guest was doing… no extra charge.

Until next message may all you health be good.

Gary

Join us in Cotacachi.

Merri, our webmaster and I have created a new course on how to build a web business with a webmaster.  Here is a special offer on this new course.

You can enroll in this special course for $299. However if you sign up for three courses in any one month.

Attend any two Ecuador courses or tours in a calendar month…$949 for one.  $1,349 for two.

Attend any three Ecuador courses or tours in a calendar month…$1,199 for one.  $1,799 for two

Future 2009 courses

May 29-31  JGAM Multi Currency investment Seminar Naples Florida

June 12-14 Shamanic Mingo Tour
June 16-17 Imbabura Real Estate Tour
June 18-21 Ecuador Coastal Real Estate Tour

July 3-6 Ecuador Import Export Expedition
July 8-9 Imbabura Real Estate Tour
July 10-13 Ecuador Coastal Real Estate Tour

July 24-26 IBEZ North Carolina

Sept. 17-21 Ecuador Spanish Course
Sept. 23-24 Imbabura Real Estate Tour
Sept. 25-28 Ecuador Coastal Real Estate Tour

Oct. 9-11 IBEZ North Carolina

Oct. 21-24 Ecuador Import Export Expedition

Nov. 6-8 IBEZ Ecuador
Nov. 9-10 Imbabura Real Estate Tour
Nov. 11-14 Ecuador Coastal Real Estate Tour

International Investing and Business Made EZ & Fun Part II


International investing and business have proven themselves over the past 40 years to be profitable. And even more than the profits are the broadened horizons, fulfillment and fun!

Yesterday’s message International Investing and Business Made EZ & Fun looked at why International investing and business should be a fun filled process…not a dull boring set of numbers.

One reason for this is that those who live a fulfilled, involved fun existence are likely to be healthier…with less need for expensive pharmaceuticals and medical treatment.

This makes life better plus can save huge amounts of cash.

This is likely to become even more important in the years ahead for those who live in much of the Western world.   Existing medical systems are already filled with problems.  Inflation and aging populations will make the problems even worse.

At the turn of the decade, The World Health Organization analyzed the world’s health systems. The WHO used five performance indicators to measure health systems in 191 member states.

The five performance indicators were:

* Fairness of financial contribution.  While private health expenses in industrial countries now average only some 25 percent because of universal health coverage (except in the United States, where it is 56%), in India, families typically pay 80 percent of their health care costs as “out-of- pocket” expenses when they receive health care.

* Overall Level of Health.

* Distribution of Health in the Populations:  the average level – goodness – and the smallest feasible differences among individuals and groups – fairness.

* Responsiveness: respect for persons including dignity, confidentiality and autonomy of individuals and families to decide about their own health as well as prompt attention and access to social support networks during care, quality of basic amenities and choice of provider.

* Distribution of Financing.

The study revealed that U. S. health system spends a higher portion of its gross domestic product than any other country but ranks 37 out of 191 countries.  The United Kingdom, which spends just six percent of gross domestic product (GDP) on health services, ranks 18th.  Several small countries – San Marino, Andorra, Malta and Singapore are rated close behind second- placed Italy.

Here is the WHO ranking.

1         France
2         Italy
3         San Marino
4         Andorra
5         Malta
6         Singapore
7         Spain
8         Oman
9         Austria
10       Japan
11       Norway
12       Portugal
13       Monaco
14       Greece
15       Iceland
16       Luxembourg
17       Netherlands
18       United  Kingdom
19       Ireland
20       Switzerland
21       Belgium
22       Colombia
23       Sweden
24       Cyprus
25       Germany
26       Saudi Arabia
27       United  Arab  Emirates
28       Israel
29       Morocco
30       Canada
31       Finland
32       Australia
33       Chile
34       Denmark
35       Dominica
36       Costa Rica
37       United  States  of  America
38       Slovenia
39       Cuba

Most of the readership of this site live in countries where the medical system is not even in the top 15 countries!

This means that many of us, (especially us boomers now in our 60s), may want to rely on a good lifestyle to keep our health…not the medical system.

The cost of this medical system is another reason we want to have independence
rather than reliance on government funded programs.  We’ll see why next message.

Until then, may your international investing and business be good…and fun!

Gary

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