Jordan’s Private Hospitals Association wants to enhance and strengthen the reputation of private hospitals in the country to an international audience and promote medical tourism to the Kingdom. Their recent International Healthcare Travel Forum 2022 aimed to achieve that.
The two-day forum brought together 750 participants from 51 countries worldwide. It included 11 specialised panel sessions in various fields related to health, with 76 speakers from different sectors, all concerned with medical tourism and health travel. Some international delegates also went on field trips to hospitals.
The forum was organised by the Private Hospitals Association, in partnership with the Ministry of Health and the Jordan Tourism Board, and in cooperation with the International Hospitals Federation, the International Council for Medical Tourism and the Federation of Arab Hospitals.
The forum was attended by Jordanian and Arab ministers, and officials in Arab and foreign ministries of health, in addition to ambassadors and diplomats, and representatives of local and international bodies specialised in the health sector, medical tourism and health travel, including hospitals and health care centres, doctors, insurance companies and others.
The Ministry of Health said that Jordan should prioritise investment in medical tourism, calling for a major investment project in the Dead Sea area, which may be a good destination for patients with heart and respiratory diseases. The Tourism Ministry also stressed the significance of public-private partnership in highlighting the characteristics of Jordan’s medical facilities.
Jordan allows any person to enter the Kingdom to receive treatment, without the need for a special visa.