New facilitator to open in DHCC
Dubai, March 5, 2014
Dubai Healthcare City (DHCC) has announced the launch of its second medical tourism facilitator - Meditour.
Facilitators connect overseas patients with healthcare providers.
The announcement was made on the opening of day of the International Medical Travel Exhibition and Conference (IMTEC) in Dubai today (March 5).
The first medical tourism facilitator Salamatak Healthcare Management opened in Q4 of 2013 at DHCC. Meditour will begin operations in the next few weeks.
The DHCC, a health and wellness destination that brings together a wealth of services in healthcare, medical education and research, has a strategic medical tourism focus.
Marwan Abedin, chief executive officer of DHCC, said: “For medical tourism to thrive, it needs the necessary building blocks. From specialties to infrastructure and government support, a medical tourist needs assurance. The success of a medical tourism destination depends on these factors as well as factors of safety, accreditation, and increasingly, medical tourism facilitators. The facilitators connect medical tourists to healthcare professionals, covering requirements like travel, accommodation and transportation.”
He added, to ensure medical tourists have access to quality care, DHCC works closely with the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM), UAE health authorities and the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs (GDRFA).
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