Health tourism is an opportunity for the countriesApril 19, 2021 - 10:15 am سپهر علیمحمدی
Dr. Mahrokh Bihamta
The official travel shop of The International Ecotourism Society (TIES) in Iran
Health tourism is an opportunity for the countries to boost their economy by engaging even more sectors of a country’s business environment in the tourism industry. It also enables the people in different regions with different accessibility to the medical facilities to use affordable and proper medical services.
Islamic countries are spread over a vast geographical area from the North West of Africa to the South East of Asia but what makes them culturally closer is the factor of religion which provides them with a better comprehension of each other’s requirements in their interactions.
Islamic countries can probably be the best options available for Muslim medical tourists due to the great understanding that medical staff have toward their patients. They know the life style of Muslims and the requirements of them when they are in the process treatment.
Additionally, since the Islamic countries have different levels of development specially on their remote areas near the borders, they can be of help to each other by providing convenient medical services.
The international Health Congress of the Islamic Countries is a great opportunity for the development and diplomacy among them. This congress should be used as a commencing point for the health tourism between the Islamic countries by connecting the businesses, guiding governments into proper decisions and highlighting the advantages of health tourism for the Muslim nations.