Iran's Growing Medical Tourism Industry
Wednesday, 18 January 2012 18:16
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad stressed Iran's high capabilities in medical fields, and added that many people from around the world now choose Iran for receiving medical treatment.
Mahmoud-AhmadinejadAddressing a conference on medical research here in Tehran on Tuesday, Ahmadinejad said that 30,000 people come to Iran each year to receive medical treatment.
"Medical treatment in Iran is safer, more knowledge-based and cheaper," Ahmadinejad stressed, and added, "Meanwhile there are many cultural attractions in our country."
"Until 8 years ago, many people traveled abroad to receive medical treatment, while now we are accepting guests in some (medical) fields and in fact we have medical tourism," the president underscored.
Iran has taken wide strides in science and technology, particularly in medical and medicinal fields, in recent years.
In a most recent case, Iranian Health Minister Marziyeh Vahid Dastjerdi announced in September that the country would soon start production of 15 types of anti-cancer drugs.
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