Health tourist referrals to Razavi Hospital, belonging to Astan Quds Razavi, have seen a 50% increase during last year, marking a bright achievement for the medical center.
“In 2016, about 3,000 foreign patients, in 2017 nearly 4,000 health tourists and in 2018 more than 10,000 patients coming from the Middle East region enjoyed the hospital’s medical services,” Dr. Reza Saeedi, CEO of Razavi Hospital said, speaking on the occasion of World Tourism Day.
According to him, Razavi Hospital is one of the few medical centers in the country, which has appeared effectively and powerfully in health tourism and medical tourism. “In the first six months of the past year, nearly 4,500, and in the first six months of the current year, more than 8,500 health tourists visited the center.”
He further noted that in this period, more than 23,000 medical services, including paraclinical services, specialist and sub-specialist visits and hospitalization for foreign patients were offered.
“Most of our patients come from Iraq, Afghanistan, Bahrain, Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan, Kuwait and Oman. Owing to effective advertising campaigns and pleasant experience of former patients at Razavi Hospital patients have put their trust in the center and follow their treatment procedures here,” he commented.
Dr. Saeedi pointed to the presence of Imam Reza (AS) holy shrine in Mashhad, saying that it has placed the shrine city among the most important religious cities in the world. “The holy shrine attracts three million pilgrims and tourists every year; therefore, paying attention to health and medication seems urgent, a subject that Razavi Hospital understands very well and has made significant progress in this regard.”