4th congress on medical tourism in Islamic world underway in Tehran

Tehran (IP) - The 4th International Health Congress of Islamic Countries kicked off at Tehran’s Homa Hotel on Wednesday with the aim of promoting health and medical tourism among the Islamic countries.

Iran Press/Iran News: Officials, senior scholars, and travel agents from the public and private sectors have gathered together to introduce their latest achievements, share experiences and discuss issues concerning economic and technological developments. 

Representatives from Azerbaijan, Afghanistan, Iraq, Turkey, India, South Africa, Russia, Serbia, Hungary, and Kyrgyzstan have been invited to take part in the event, Iran Press reported.

This event is not only for the Islamic countries, but it is also for all companies and organizations attempting to work in this huge market, according to organizers. Paying special attention and supporting active startups in the field of health tourism is another objective of this international event.

The president of the congress Alireza Zali highlighted the importance of health and medical tourism in bringing non-oil revenues for Iran, saying that cities of the country, particularly Tehran, have a vast potential to offer quality medical services to foreign travelers at reasonable prices.

The Islamic republic hosted a record high of nearly 600,000 medical travelers during the first four months of the current Iranian calendar year, nearly equal to the figure for the whole past year, according to an Iranian association for the health tourism promotion.

The country has set its goals to exceed its yearly medical travelers to around 2 million in the next five years. 101/216

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