TEHRAN – Iran’s southern province of Fars is to determine a medical tourism firm within the neighboring nation of Oman, an official with the province’s Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines & Agriculture has mentioned.

To simply accept sufferers from Oman to Fars province and supply companies to those medical vacationers, there are plans to determine an organization with the shareholdings of 5 province’s IPD licensed hospitals in Oman, ISNA quoted Sohrab Sharafi as saying on Sunday.

The province is presently internet hosting a big proportion of Omani well being vacationers, but when this venture is carried out, it could be capable of host extra sufferers from different Persian Gulf international locations, together with Qatar and Kuwait, the official added.

Fars province has nice potential in medical tourism, nevertheless it wants a selected model to draw extra sufferers, he famous.

Again in June, the province’s deputy governor-general Mohammad Farrokhzadeh introduced that the variety of worldwide vacationers who acquired medical companies in Fars province’s hospitals hit a report excessive throughout the first two months of the present Iranian calendar yr.

The variety of medical vacationers to Fars jumped 250 % and 550 % respectively in Farvardin (Mar. 21-Apr. 20) and Ordibehesht (Apr.21-Could 21) compared to the identical months final yr, he mentioned.

“It’s an unprecedented report of its sort,” the official mentioned.

In keeping with statistics, hospitals of Fars province admitted 10,500 overseas medical vacationers and acquired some 5,000 worldwide outpatients final yr (ended Mar. 20), he talked about.

Iran is thought on the earth as an inexpensive vacation spot for well being tourism, and the federal government is making an excellent effort to draw extra medical vacationers within the years to come back. Many consider that medical tourism within the Islamic Republic is a win-win alternative each for the nation and overseas sufferers, as they’re provided inexpensive but high quality remedy companies and the nation beneficial properties appreciable overseas foreign money.

About a million medical vacationers, primarily from the neighboring international locations, arrive in Iran yearly, Mohammadreza Tarjoman, who presides over the Well being Ministry’s tourism workplace mentioned in April. A number of 200 Iranian medical facilities has permission to just accept overseas sufferers, he added.

Amid Iran’s trump playing cards are the presence of credible surgeons and physicians, cutting-edge medical applied sciences, high-tech drugs and numerous specializations, tremendous inexpensive procedures, and at last its hospitable individuals. Iranian hospitals supply all kinds of medical companies reminiscent of eye surgical procedures and companies, cardiovascular surgical procedures particularly pediatric coronary heart surgical procedure, bone marrow transplantation, gynecologic and obstetric surgical procedure, oncologic companies, cerebrospinal surgical procedure, orthopedic surgical procedure (complete knee & complete hip substitute, and so forth.), and urologic surgical procedure, and so many different companies.

The Islamic Republic has set objectives to exceed its yearly medical vacationers to round two million in [calendar year] 1404 (March 2025-March 2026).