Exhibitors at the recent Oman Health Exhibition and Conference show where outbound medical travellers are heading, and who now wants their business.
The Oman Health Exhibition and Conference focused on driving excellence in healthcare and was conducted in partnership with the Oman’s Ministry of Health. It was aligned with Oman’s Health Vision 2050 which aims to ensure the Omani people live healthy and productive lives through the establishment of a well-organised, equitable, efficient, and responsive health system, grounded by societal values of equity and social justice.
The conference acknowledged the growing importance of medical tourism and its role in improving access to quality healthcare, mostly by outbound medical tourism.
The exhibition featured key international players including prominent names from India and Iran. The India pavilion showcased 40 hospitals and ayurveda hospitals, as part of an on-going campaign called ‘Heal Me Kerala’, that promotes the South Indian state as a top choice for medical tourism.
Other Ayurveda hospitals participating at the India pavilion included JASLOK Hospital, HCG cancer specialist, Max Hospitals and Fortis Healthcare.
The Iran pavilion included hospitals from the country’s key cities. The Kowsar Shiraz Hospital, affiliated to the Fars Heart Foundation charity, and based in Iran’s Shiraz city, highlighted treatment services for those suffering from heart ailments.
Behjat Alsalam, a medical tourism agency in Oman, also highlighted treatment in Iran for ophthalmology, orthopaedic, cosmetic, and other services including tickets reservations, accommodation, and translators.