Turkey: Rising a star in medical tourism

Turkey: Rising a star in medical tourism

Medical tourism in Turkey has become a booming sector, with 700,000 people visiting the country in 2018. It is an attractive destination for medical travelers as well due to its touristic and historical aspects. In 2018, over 40 million tourists visited Turkey and the Middle Eastern and the Gulf region visitors take an outstanding share within this figure. Istanbul, Ankara, Antalya, Adana and Izmir are regarded as the prominent health cities, serving with bilingual health staff (UNWTO).
Nowadays, medical tourism became very popular with the various price offers for treatment, accomodation and concierge services provided by companies. Established hospitals, educated doctors and medical personnels, fine climate conditions, secure and safe environment and easy transportation are the most effective factors to determine the medical tourism potential of countries.

Two Reasons Behind the Success;

#1 Tretmeant & Vacation
Turkey has become first option for both medical treatment and vacation at the same time after Germany, Israel and India. In the last ten years private medical care has grown in Turkey. The hospitals are on a level of international standards in terms of experience and technology besides agreements.

#2 Service Quality
Turkey boasts almost 50 medical facilities accredited by the Joint Commission International of which 41 are hospitals. It also ranks as the third in JCI accredited hospitals of the world. The Joint Commission International (JCI), meanwhile, is a US-based standards agency and the global arm of the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organisations, a non-profit health accreditation organisation also based in the US. JCI standards enable hospitals to maintain the patient safety and to keep the infection risk at

minimum level in their facilities . That’s why JCI accreditation is the most searched criteria by the medical travellers.

MCT offers unique treatment processes to patients from around the world with assistance services including 24/7 alarm center with 3 spoken languages. By providing customized programmes, MCT is proud to show patients how close they are to become healthy again with the treatments done at established and high qualified healthcare organizations for reasonable pricing.


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