TEHRAN – Iran’s Tourism Minister said Isfahan Healthcare City is a good model for the development of medical tourism in other Iranian cities.
Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts Minister Ezzatollah Zarghami said on Thursday, “Due to the use of the latest medical equipment and facilities, providing services to patients of all ages, from children to people elderly, Isfahan Healthcare City can be a suitable model for medical tourism. in other Iranian regions.
Zarghami made the remarks during his visit to the sprawling health center, which includes 36 hospitals and outpatient clinics, and state-of-the-art medical facilities over an area of 330,000 square meters.
The minister called for greater collaboration between the medical center and officials in Isfahan province to facilitate the removal of obstacles on the way to attracting more international patients.
“With the cooperation of provincial officials, it is expected that this resort can attract more foreign tourists, especially Iranians living abroad.”
The tourist city of Isfahan has long been nicknamed Nesf-e-Jahan which translates to “half of the world”; which means it is relevant to see half the world. At its height in the 17th century, it was also one of the largest cities in the region with a population of nearly one million.
Iran is known in the world as an affordable destination for health tourism and the government is making great efforts to attract more health tourists in the coming years.
Credible surgeons and doctors, advanced medical technologies, advanced medicine, diverse specializations, super affordable procedures, and finally hospitable people are Iran’s strengths to be a major hub for medical tourism.
Experts believe that medical tourism in the Islamic Republic is a win-win opportunity for both the country and foreign patients, as they enjoy affordable yet quality treatment services and the country earns considerable foreign exchange.
Iranian hospitals offer a wide variety of medical services such as eye surgeries and services, cardiovascular surgeries, especially pediatric heart surgery, bone marrow transplant, gynecological and obstetric surgery, oncology services, cerebrospinal surgery, orthopedic surgery (total knee and hip prosthesis, etc.), and urological surgery, and so many other services.
The Islamic Republic has set a goal to exceed its annual medical travelers to around two million by [calendar year] 1404 (Mar 2025-Mar 2026).