By Development

Turkish Airways has launched a program to carry weekly “medical
excursions” from the U.S. that may price $5,000, Development stories citing Hurriyet Every day Information.

Türkiye is bidding to grow to be a serious vacation spot in world
medical tourism. The native medical tourism trade generated extra
than $1 billion in revenues in 2021.

As a part of efforts to lure U.S residents into the nation, offers
have already been signed with plenty of personal hospitals in
Istanbul.

American guests, who arrive within the metropolis, have their medical
checks on the hospitals there after which they are going to be provided
therapy if mandatory.

“Well being service prices are very excessive within the U.S. It additionally takes
time to have checks and folks have to attend for months for checks. We
can supply fast options with the weekly excursions,” stated Ahmet Bolat,
chairman of Turkish Airways’ board and government committee, noting
that excursions will final one week and value $5,000.

Sufferers from the U.S. want Türkiye as a result of therapy bills
are round 35 to 60 % cheaper in Türkiye than of their
nation, the Well being Tourism Division of the Well being Companies
Normal Directorate stated in a current report.

Final month the flag provider signed an settlement with the
Companies Exporters’ Affiliation (HİB) to assist the native medical
tourism sector meet its export service income goal of $5 billion
in 2023.

Below the settlement signed on Aug. 18, the flag provider will
cooperate with greater than 700 member corporations of the HİB working
within the well being care providers trade.

Within the first quarter of 2022, practically 290,000 folks arrived in
Türkiye to obtain well being providers, and revenues from medical
tourism amounted to $332 million within the January-March interval,
in keeping with knowledge from the Worldwide Well being Companies Inc.
(USHAŞ).

The variety of medical vacationers visiting the nation rose to extra
than 302,000 folks, with revenues from medical tourism rising
to $436 million within the second quarter of this yr.

Probably the most most popular medical branches by worldwide sufferers
are gynecology, inside ailments, ophthalmology, medical
biochemistry, basic surgical procedure, dentistry, orthopedics and
traumatology, infectious ailments and otorhinolaryngology,
in keeping with USHAŞ.

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