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Isfahan Health City a Good Model for Medical Tourism: Minister

TEHRAN. The Minister of Tourism of Iran stated that the medical city of Isfahan is a good model for the development of medical tourism in other Iranian cities.

Minister of Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts Ezzatollah Zargami said on Thursday: “Through the use of the latest medical equipment and facilities providing services to patients of all ages, from children to the elderly, Isfahan Health City can become a suitable model for medical tourism. in other regions of Iran.”

Zargami made the announcement while visiting the vast medical center, which includes 36 hospitals and outpatient clinics, as well as state-of-the-art medical facilities in an area of ​​330,000 square meters.

The minister called for further cooperation between the medical center and Isfahan provincial authorities to help remove barriers to attracting more foreign patients.

“It is expected that with the cooperation of the provincial authorities, this complex will be able to attract more foreign tourists, especially Iranians living abroad.”

The tourist city of Isfahan has long been nicknamed Nesf-e-Jahan, which translates as “half the world”; this means that seeing is important to see half the world. During its heyday in the 17th century, it was also one of the largest cities in the region, with a population of almost one million.

Iran is known worldwide as an affordable health tourism destination and the government is making great efforts to attract more health tourists in the coming years.

Reliable surgeons and doctors, advanced medical technologies, high-tech medicine, diverse specializations, ultra-affordable procedures and, finally, hospitable people – these are Iran’s trump cards to become a major center of medical tourism.

Experts believe that medical tourism in the Islamic Republic is a win-win option for both the country and foreign patients, as they are offered affordable but high-quality treatment services, and the country receives significant income in foreign currency.

Iranian hospitals offer a wide range of medical services such as eye surgeries and services, cardiovascular surgeries, especially pediatric heart surgeries, bone marrow transplantation, gynecological and obstetric surgery, oncological services, cerebrospinal surgery, orthopedic surgery (total knee and hip replacement). joints, etc.). ), urological surgery and many other services.

The Islamic Republic has set itself the goal of exceeding the annual number of medical travelers to around two million. [calendar year] 1404 (March 2025 – March 2026).

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