Kazakhstan plans to develop medical tourism

 

Kazakhstan plans to develop medical tourism and is working on a plan of action.

Minister of Healthcare Yelzhan Birtanov explains;  "Medical tourism is a new direction for us. It will be one of the directions within the framework of modernization of the national healthcare system. It is expected to bring economic benefits and support local medical institutions. 8000 foreigners undergo treatment in Kazakhstan each year but these are not mostly medical tourists as they are mainly foreigners temporary residing in Kazakhstan and travellers who need emergency care. 300 are planned medical treatment in the cities of Astana and Almaty. We are developing a programme that will help develop medical tourism with the special focus on high technology services. We believe Kazakhstan has a great potential."

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