Jordan prepares for medical tourism boost

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AMMAN – On Sunday, the Jordanian Ministry of Health announced that it has prepared medical packages for medical tourism patients coming to Jordan, indicating that it is in the process of issuing regulatory foundations and legislation for medical tourism.اضافة اعلان

The Secretary-General of the Ministry of Health for Primary Health Care and Epidemics, Raed Al-Shbool, pointed out during a meeting of the Higher Committee for Medical Tourism that Jordan has completed the national strategy for medical tourism 2023-2027,” Al-Mamlaka TV reported.

The meeting, chaired by Shbool, was attended by the Director of Medical Tourism at the Ministry of Health, Amin Al-Maaytah, representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates, Ambassador Youssef Abdel Ghani, representative of the health, medical drugs, and supplies sector in Jordan’s trade, Taysir Younis, in addition to committee members.

The committee discussed during its meeting the many issues related to the sector and the progress indicators that have been achieved in its work, with the aim of enabling the Kingdom to maintain its position and attract more visitors for treatment and recovery purposes.

Shbool went on to say that Jordan wants to strengthen its position as a regional destination for medical and therapeutic tourism while also maintaining its distinction in this sector.

Additionally, it was agreed that it is necessary to establish regulatory standards for hospitals, doctors, and logistics services to provide medical tourism services and to expedite the implementation of procedures.

The conference also reviewed the Salamtak platform's development and the changes that will be made to it in order to benefit from it in the marketing of medical tourism in preparation for its launch.

The Jordan Chamber of Commerce (JOCC) and the Jordan Tourism Board also addressed the latest advancements, including establishing a link to the platform for logistics service providers as well as adding the names of hospitals, doctors, and medical packages.

Bahjat Hamdan, a member of the JOCC's board of directors, cited talks with the tourism services sector, which includes hotels, tourism transportation, tourism offices, and travel, in which the nature of the services supplied through the Salamtak platform was agreed upon.

On the other hand, Dr. Ziad Al-Zoubi stated that during the Gaza Reconstruction Conference the Doctors Syndicate is hosting in the first half of February, a full day will be devoted to promoting medical tourism.

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