Medical tourism is rapidly becoming a worldwide and growing industry and lots of people go abroad for treatment. Iran with highly qualified professionals and state-of-the-art healthcare technologies has a high potential to be pioneer in this industry in The World. Iran is moving sidewise with Europe and western standards in medical research and health care services and Iranian Hospitals offers a wide range of high quality treatments.
Every year lots of people from around the world come to Iran for medical treatment. In following, We mention 7 reasons why Iran is an excellent destination for medical tourism:
Historical Reputation in Medical Services
The history has recorded lots of Iranian well-known physicians that could treat different diseases and made innovation in medical history. In addition, there are lots of books and booklets from these physicians that had remarkable impacts on medical services improvement. Some scientists such as avicenna (Bu Ali Sina) and Zakaria Razi are among these physicians that are very famous in whole world. These capabilities handed over generation by generation to current health experts in our country.
Highly Qualified Health Professionals
Iran has 51 medical schools that provide high quality education services and train approximately 3000 doctors and lots of other healthcare experts annually. In addition, some of these professionals have followed their education at top universities around the world. As a result, there are lots of knowledgeable, internationally well-known and well-trained doctors, surgeons and nurses in country that can deliver state-of-the-art medical services.
The country has over 850 governmental and private hospitals nationwide that lots of them are very advanced and follow high quality standards. Also, they are equipped with modern medical equipment and facilities that can provide medical treatments in various specialties. Although because of sanctions Iranian hospitals cannot be accredited by JCI, but all of them are accredited by Iranian Hospital Accreditation System and some hospitals are accredited by ACI.
Beside high quality services, the cost of medical services in Iran are highly lower than all advanced countries and even most of medical tourism destinations in the region and whole world. Also, tourism services such as transportation and accommodation are very affordable in comparison to other countries.
No Waiting List
As mentioned, there are lots of hospitals and clinics in Iran and also lots of specialties in various areas. As a result, and in contrast to some countries, patients can take their treatments in this country without any waiting list.
There are lots of knowledgeable doctors in Iran that use traditional medicine to treat different diseases. Also, this country has plenty of hot water fountains, mineral water fountains, and sweet and sore water lake in various geographical regions. These capabilities can be used for treating several diseases by low cost and without side effects.
Iran possesses lots of historical, cultural, natural, and pilgrimage attractions for all people and its diverse climatic and unique four season weather encourage lots of tourists to visit our country every year. Most importantly, Iranians are known for their national and traditional beliefs on hospitality. Visiting Iran leads to an excellent experience for tourists that come hear for any reason.