Jordan to boost medical tourism sector

The Jordainian Cabinet has approved the recommendations of a committee to boost medical tourism to the Kingdom

Petra, Jordan.
Petra, Jordan.

The Jordainian Cabinet has approved the recommendations of a committee to boost medical tourism to the Kingdom.

Plans to boost medical tourism in Jordan have been approved by a committee, headed by the health minister, aimed to sustain the achievements of the Kingdom in the field of medical tourism and to benefit from the medical expertise and services available in the sector, the Jordan News Agency, Petra reported.

The recommendations include improving the investment environment and permitting private hospitals to generate alternative energy to reduce costs.

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Seeking the approval of the Greater Amman Municipality to allow hospitals to expand to more than eight floors was also highlighted as a key recommendation.

The committee recommended allocating funds for the promotion of medical tourism, in line with other tourist sectors, and a specialised unit should be established at the Jordan Tourism Board.

Embassies should also be involved in the promotion of medical tourism, the committee suggested.

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