An Iranian surgeon and entrepreneur says the country should prepare the grounds for attracting medical tourists who would like to receive VIP services.
Behnam Shakibaie, the founder of microscopic dental surgery in Iran, says VIP services should also be offered to travellers.
“It shouldn’t always be the case that tourists come to Iran for treatment because medical services are cheap here; rather, we should prepare the ground for attracting patients who would like to receive VIP services,” he noted, according to a Farsi report by the Mehr News Agency.
Speaking in a recent conference on medical tourism in Tehran, Shakibaie said the VIP Medical Tourism Plan focuses on VIPs.
He said there are individuals in the world who want the best specialists to give them medical services regardless of the costs.
“The necessary infrastructure should be provided for such tourists,” he said.
He said the stage should be set for attracting travellers demanding VIP medical services.
Meanwhile, Tourism activist Jalil Tabatabai says Iran has great potential to render medical services to foreign travellers and can be a good destination for patients from other countries.
He said most foreign travellers who need medical services have been coming to Iran with tourist visas, which enable them to stay in the country for a long time.
Tabatabai urged organizations in charge to work more professionally and make the necessary arrangements and plans to attract more foreign travellers demanding medical treatment.
He said one of the areas in which Iran offers services is the treatment of infertility.
“Given the high quality and good services in the country in the field of treating infertility, the nationals of Persian Gulf littoral states and Lebanon are keen to come to Iran for treatment,” he noted.
He said most of the travellers coming to Iran demand services in the areas of treating eye diseases, infertility, heart surgery, and plastic surgery.