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Healthcare Forum 2022 aims to attract foreign patients

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AMMAN — The International Healthcare Travel Forum 2022 convened in Jordan will help attract foreign patients for treatment in the Kingdom, healthcare experts contended.اضافة اعلان

The two-day forum, which opened Saturday, brought together 750 participants from 51 countries worldwide. A free day was declared on Monday, when international delegates will go on field trips to hospitals before having lunch in the Dead Sea.

It is held under the patronage of His Majesty King Abdullah, and organized by the Private Hospitals Association, in partnership with the Ministry of Health and the Jordan Tourism Board, and in cooperation with the International Hospitals Federation, the International Council for Medical Tourism and the Federation of Arab Hospitals.

It includes 11 specialized panel sessions in various fields related to the health, with about 76 speakers from different sectors, all concerned with medical tourism and health travel.

Fidaa Saif, director of the Insurance Department at Sharif Eye Center, told Jordan News her participation focuses on educating the entire community about eye diseases, “and therefore we offer a free eye examination for all participants, in addition to free consultations as well”.

She said that “our participation in this forum has greatly benefited us, as we got to know different medical authorities from different nations”, she said.

Saif said many Arab and foreign participants “became interested in having their eye problems treated in Jordan after they got to know more, through this forum, about the modern technologies that we offer here in Jordan.”

Abdel Salam Obaid, administrative and financial officer in the Private Hospitals Association, said: “By organizing this forum, we aim to enhance, and strengthen the reputation of private hospitals in Jordan at the Arab and international levels, and accordingly, to promote medical tourism to the Kingdom”.

“In Jordan, we are acquiring the latest medical devices and equipment, and this is noticeable in many hospitals in the Kingdom,” he said. “This forum is a real opportunity to introduce the participants to this great development.”

The opening of the forum was attended by Jordanian and Arab ministers, and a number of officials in the Arab and foreign ministries of health, in addition to ambassadors and diplomats, and representatives of local and international bodies specialized in the health sector, medical tourism and health travel, including hospitals and health care centers, doctors, insurance companies and others.

Mayyada Momani, head of International Relations at Istiklal Hospital, told Jordan News that her participation “is very important, especially with the presence of Arab and international medical figures”.

She explained that “Al-Istiklal Hospital is one of the first Jordanian private hospitals that received patients from different countries, including Sudan, Yemen, Iraq and others”.

“We look forward to receiving more patients from all countries of the world, and for this, I say that this forum is a great opportunity for us to communicate with medical figures to gain more experience, especially as we look forward to Jordan being in the first place in medical tourism”, she explained.


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