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Authorities say some 27,000 foreign visitors travelled to Iran in the second quarter of 2021 for medical treatment.
Iran is to add “COVID-19 vaccine tourism” to its basket of health tourism services.
Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, the Leader of Iran's Islamic Revolution, has banned the import of American and British-made vaccines, saying the vaccines produced by these two countries cannot be trusted.
Iran has confirmed 132 new deaths caused by the novel coronavirus, increasing the overall death toll to 54,946.
The Iranian president says among the main strategies to combat the coronavirus outbreak is to conduct tests on a large scale and track infected individuals.
Iran's Health Ministry spokeswoman has reported 3,902 new cases of COVID-19 infection identified in the past 24 hours, the highest daily rise in the number of patients since the beginning of the outbreak in Iran.
Iran says it plans to make health and treatment services more affordable for Afghan migrants, as there is a great potential for attracting Afghan health tourists.
An Irish team of tourism officials and tour organizers are on a tour of Iran to get more familiar with the tourism potential in the country, especially in the field of medical tourism.
Iran attracted some 600,000 medical tourists during the first four months of the current Iranian year (March 21–July 22), equaling the total number of visitors who travelled to Iran for healthcare services during the whole past year, a senior official says.
The low cost of organ transplantation in Iran and the trust foreign patients have in Iranian medical services have turned Iran into the top country in the West Asia and North Africa in the transplantation of the brain-dead's organs.
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