Medical tourism is booming in Latin American countries and now the Philippines is a leading destination.
In recent months, the Philippines has opened a medical tourism hub in Panama City and the city has also signed a deal with another Philippine city to launch a medical facility there.
The Philippines Medical Tourism Development Authority (MTVDA) said in a statement Tuesday that it is now accepting applicants from countries that have already established medical tourism programs in Latin and Caribbean countries.
The agreement was signed in May and the pilot program will run for the first six months.
The MTVDA said the pilot would be implemented in Panama, El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras.
The agency also said that the pilot will help establish a network of medical facilities in the region.
The pilot will be completed by the end of June.