Tehran hotel/hospital complex seeking international patients

 

The hotel-hospital complex has 17 hospital floors and 21 hotel floors, with 100 beds, 40 beds at intensive care units, and 17 operation rooms.

Although figures vary due to official confusion between health and medical tourism, local hospitals estimate the number of medical tourists to Iran as between 30,000 and 35,000 a year.

With patients from the USA and most European Union countries put off by political and economic sanctions, so they cannot pay be debit or credit card, Iran is targeting other countries.

As well as Russia and other Eastern European countries, sources range across Africa, Asia and the Middle East.  Patients are also being attracted from Azerbaijan, Kuwait and Qatar.

As a fellow Muslim country, Pakistan is seen as offering tremendous potential for medical tourism to Iran. Many Pakistanis used to travel to India for medical treatment especially related to kidney and liver diseases but due to the political tension between the two countries India makes it hard or impossible for Pakistani medical tourists.

For more information on medical tourism in Iran, visit their IMTJ profile.

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