Health Tourism and Turkey

Health Tourism and Turkey
Turkey Health Tourism
Written on: 6 March 2017

Already in the last 3 years, Turkey has seen an increasing numbers of patients from mainly GCC countries, Iran, Azerbaijan, Iraq and number of European countries visiting Turkey. Especially Arab tourists who love the city of Istanbul, they are now attracted to Turkey’s 5 * hotels alike private hospitals. It is not all about the luxury hospitals and value for money what Turkey’s hospitals offer these days. The quality of work, patient care, packages with airport transfers, hotels and one to one bespoke services.

Patients from GCC countries, Iran, Azerbaijan and Europe looking for health care outside of their countries these days already realized, they can achieve much better outcome closer to home in Turkey especially with less than 1/4 of the cost compares to famous London Harley Street surgeries and Germany’s sophisticated private hospitals.

Turkey has been focusing on how to increase foreign revenues for a long while now and paying special attention to income from the tourism. Within this scope, health tourism has been among top items on the agenda of the government and some related steps to put this project into practice have already been taken.

The administration has planned to attract foreign patients with new health facilities called “city hospitals” designed to attract not only through the quality of their healthcare but also because a “five-star hotel” accommodation service quality together with an affordable price level are targeted to be provided for those in need of such services whether from Turkey or abroad.

This is also part of “the transformation of the health sector” as planned by the administration and the government has now started the second phase of the project. On the way to achieving the target the authority is determined to put some most excellent hospitals in Europe into service.

If we look at the Mersin City Hospital for instance we can see a state-of-the-art health facility with 280 rooms with a patient inspection capacity of 35 patients, each. This is to say the facility can comfortably accommodate a total of 9-10 thousand patients in a day. When a capacity of 1,500 patients provided by the Emergency Service is added on top, a total capacity of 12,000 patients daily will be available for local patients as well as those from abroad.

In an interview with reporters Mr. AKDAĞ, the Minister of Health has explained that Mersin City Hospital has normal single rooms, suites and grand suites, which could also be used for health tourism for those patients coming from all different part of the world. 

Officials also comment that these facilities are planned to provide health services to parallel world standards like with the Mersin City Hospital which is located in a closed area of ​​370 thousand square meters - the biggest hospital in Turkey and Europe - and equipped with 12 thousand outpatient clinics daily MR-CT-PET CT- Gamma Camera- Anjio Spect- Mammography Ultrason- Linac - Brachytherapy - Digital Pathology, etc. The facility also has a 30 bed dialysis center and a 50 bed chemotherapy center with 5,000 fully trained health personnel all together.

The minister has also announced that the administration will open 29 city hospitals in total with public-private partnership with a total bed capacity of 41,000.  On the other hand the government plans to have about 130 thousand beds owned by the public, the Ministry of Health, that is.

Finally time will show how much this giant project will contribute to the revenues of the state as well as public health, certainly.

 

Other posts

Istanbul in Winter: Where to Go and What to Do

To visit Istanbul in winter is to see an alternative face to Turkey’s biggest and most prominent city. Summer in the metropolis is fun but winter can be as well because there are significant benefits you won’t get during any other season.

Why Go Skiing in Uludag Turkey

Uludag Ski Centre, covering the two hills of Fatintepe and Kusaklikaya, is 30 minutes from Bursa city centre, and ideal for skiers who either want a day trip or an overnight stay. Although already a firm favourite of Turks, its popularity grows every year, as more foreigners arrive to find out what the hype is all about.

The Best Snowboarding Places in Turkey

While Turkey’s reputation as an ideal beach holiday destination makes people think of sand, sea and sun, the country’s skiing resorts are growing in popularity as Turkey seeks to transform itself into a year-round holiday place.

Celebrating New Year in Turkey: Tips for a Great Evening

As one of Turkey's most popular holidays, expect lively street parties, copious amounts of delicious food, music, dancing, firework displays and much more. For this special occasion, Turks will not compromise and cut corners.

How to Spend Christmas in Turkey

One big reason to come here for December 25th is to pay homage to a famous person i.e. Santa Claus. We are not talking about the commercial Santa who rides across the sky in a sleigh. We're talking about the original bona fide Santa Claus who was born in Turkey.

Download our Turkey Homes app now

Available Free on App Store and Google Play



mobile screen mobile screen
mobile screen
WhatsApp Us Contact Us