News on the health tourism of the Kvarner Region

The Kvarner Region Tourist Board convened a press conference on "NEWS ON THE HEALTH TOURISM OF THE KVARNER REGION", which was held at the Special hospital for medical rehabilitation of heart, lungs and rheumatic diseases Thalassotherapia Opatija, on Tuesday, February 23, 2021.

Speakers at the conference were Irena Peršić Živadinov, PhD - Director of the Kvarner Region Tourist Board, President of the Board of the Kvarner Health Tourism Cluster, and moderator of the press conference, Ass. prof. Vladimir Mozetič, MD, PhD - President of the Kvarner Health Tourism Cluster and Director of the Community Health Centre of Primorje-Gorski Kotar County, Prof. Viktor Peršić, MD, PhD - President of the Assembly of the Kvarner Health Tourism Cluster and Director of Thalassotherapia Opatija, Nataša Rubeša - Member of the Management Board of the Kvarner Health Tourism Cluster, Deputy Director of the Dental clinics Rident.

In cooperation with the members of the Kvarner Health Tourism Cluster, post-covid programs have been prepared for those who recovered from the coronavirus. Since each patient has different consequences, the programs are adapted to each patient/guest after a comprehensive specialist treatment and diagnosis, or clinical insight into the image of the person, and then rehabilitations are created (for example, diseases of the respiratory organs and locomotor organs, asthma, bronchitis, COPD and others, as well as mental rehabilitation), reconditioning exercises, nutritional recommendations, cardiac interventions, therapies to overcome increased behavioral disorders and other disorders, and treatment of other conditions generated by the corona-crisis during 2020. The demand for dental services has increased, from the rehabilitation of diseased conditions to prevention and cosmetic procedures.

Together with the Kvarner Health Tourism Cluster, the Kvarner Region Tourist Board plans to formally certify Kvarner as a health destination, for which there are prerequisites in the quality of clinics, the offer of tourist services, and the tradition of health tourism dating back to the 19th century to today's modern medical technology teams with an international reputation. This type of formal certification will only complete and enhance the security of the destination and contribute to greater visibility of Kvarner as a health destination.

Considering all the above, the Ministry of Tourism and Sport was offered to include the Kvarner region as a pilot project in the national strategic document, i.e. within the Strategy for the Development of Sustainable Tourism until 2030.


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