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Tehran holds potential to become a hub for health tourism

December 22, 2019 0 Comments medical-news

There are much great potential in Tehran that can attract hundreds and thousands of foreign tourists to be treated at hospitals in the capital. People travel to access therapeutic, health and surgical cares in this process. Tehran also has medical potential such as production of recombinant drugs, stem cells, ophthalmology treatment and cancers.


Most of Iran’s advanced hospitals and medical centers are located in metropolis, which attracts the biggest share of foreigners who are seeking medical services in Iran. Iran has taken leaps in development of cutting-edge science and that common cultural and historical backgrounds of regional countries make Iran a great health tourism spot in the region, noting that Iranians hospitality makes every foreign patient feel at home.


Iran health sector is very interesting for Europeans for state-of-the-art equipment used in treatment. It’s very cost effective like a doctor’s visit is only 10 dollars, which is nothing for a European national in comparison to their own or other countries. Over the past 10 years, the number of foreign tourists visiting Iran for medical treatment and health tourism has increased 10 times.

  Tehran holds potential to become a hub for health tourism    

Between 500,000 and 550000 tourists visited Iran from neighboring countries for medical purposes during the last Iranian year (ended March 20, 2019), the head of Health and Medical Education Ministry’s Health Tourism Bareau said. Saeed Hashemzadeh added that the figure is estimated to increase this year, Donya-e-Eqtesad reported.


Close to 72,000 of these tourists were hospitalized and the rest were outpatients .Around 70% of health tourists visiting Iran seek services in Five medical fields, namely gynecology, ophthalmology, orthopedics, cardiology and cosmetic Surgery, he said. Hashemzadeh noted that Iran the capacity to receive 2-2.5 million health tourists per year, particularly for outpatient services.

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