Hospitals, clinics highlighting Iran’s medical tourism

December 12, 2018

TEHRAN – Over 20 top Iranian hospitals and clinics are taking part in the 10th Pars tourism exhibition, which opened to the public in Shiraz on Wednesday, aiming to get visitors acquainted with Iran’s potentials in medical and health tourism, Fars reported.

Ten chambers of commerce are also attending the exhibit that will be running through December 15, the report added. 

The exhibit is also turning the spotlight on religious and air traveling, hotels and eco-lodges, marine and air sports, online booking, free trade zones, recreational activities and handicrafts, amongst others. 

Medical tourist arrivals in the country has nearly doubled in the first three months of the current Iranian calendar year, corresponding to spring 2018, from a year earlier, according to data Ministry of Health provided in September.

A total of 166 Iranian hospitals have so far been received special licenses and are running international patient departments, health official Mohammad Jahangiri said in May.

Wallet-friendly and quality treatment services are what Iran is globally famous for when it comes to medical travels. 

The country has launched extensive plans to bolster its tourism sector. Under the 2025 Tourism Vision Plan, Iran is expecting to increase the number of tourism arrivals from 4.8 million in 2014 to 20 million.

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