ZANJAN – IRNA – The head of the health tourism and health department of the Ministry of Health and Medical Education said: “With the coherent planning, Iran’s contribution to the world health tourism industry could reach $ 5 billion in the next year, which is possible due to our country’s capabilities.” Is.
Dr. Saeed Hashemzadeh said in an interview with the IRNA correspondent on Tuesday that Iran’s current contribution to the world health tourism industry has been insignificant, adding that according to last year’s statistics, the revenue from this major area was announced worldwide at $ 400 billion. This would mean Iran’s contribution of $ 1.2 billion.
He stated: “Accordingly, the Ministry of Health, Medical Education and Medical Education is a health care provider in our country, and has considered the planning of the existing capacity more than ever before,” he said.
The governor continued, “Now, the provinces of Tehran, Khorasan Razavi, Qom, Khorestan, West Azerbaijan and Fars have a very high capacity to develop the health tourism industry, and on this basis more planning and effective measures are taken into account.
He added: “Recently, the provinces of East Azarbaijan, Ilam, Kurdistan, Sistan and Baluchestan, Kermanshah, Ardebil and Gilan have admitted foreigners because of their neighbors to neighboring countries, which if they invest in the health tourism industry of the country Have a great role.
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Hashemzadeh added: “The strategic health tourism document was prepared in the past years, but with a bachelor’s work, changes have been made and will be announced soon.
Head of the Department of Health Tourism, Ministry of Health and Medical Education, continued: “One of the challenges ahead in the field of health Iran tourism is the presence of speculators, which unfortunately provide patient IDs without a certificate, which causes a lot of problems .
He said that, in the case of the activities of independent facilitators, according to the defined tasks, they could significantly reduce the activity of health care providers in the field of health tourism, and this should be taken into consideration.
Hashemzadeh pointed out: At the present time, there is a kind of synergy and determination among the trustee organizations such as Iran cultural heritage, handicrafts and tourism to implement programs related to the health tourism industry in the provinces, which is very important in some provinces. Is.
He emphasized that inter-sectoral cooperation between organizations involved in health tourism will be an important component in the industry’s prosperity, said: Iran’s health tourism has a life span of 10 years, which has created numerous infrastructure and capacities in our country since the growing prosperity of this field. In the coming years.
The official noted that Zanjan province has a well-positioned health and medical capacity to invest in health tourism in terms of geographical location, and the cooperation of trusted organizations represents the growth of this sector.