Economic Policy Development Forum Addresses Medical Tourism in Jordan
Author : Zawya.com
The Economic Policy Development Forum (EPDF) has recently held an introductory seminar tackling the issue of 'medical tourism in Jordan'.
Members of the Forum believe that this significant issue with its vast economic potential will generate enormous benefits for the country if efficiently and properly invested.
Five comprehensive papers were presented at the seminar by Dr. Abdullah Al Bashir, Dr. Ahmad Al Armouti, Dr. Mjalli Mhilan, Dr. Raef Faris and Mr. Nader Omar. Each presentation dealt with a different aspect of the subject.
Discussions of the presented reports and other participants comments during the seminar, revealed that many aspects relating to medical tourism have not been adequately and appropriately utilized. There were also strong observations from the main speakers as to obstructive lack of coordination between the concerned authorities with respect to this business.
Participants provided several recommendations and solutions aimed at encountering the existing obstacles and challenges this sector suffers from.
It was decided that this seminar would be considered as a preparatory step towards the preparation of a comprehensive report for discussion at a larger forum. The report should to be the basis for an integrated strategy for medical tourism, its definition, organization; proper means of investment and its other benefits in addition to its main goal which is to offer professional, efficient, honest and credible medical service for the region and even beyond.
The Economic Policies Support Forum was established on June 25, 2011. It was held under the invitation and initiative of HE Dr. Talal Abu- Ghazaleh to study the economic situation of the country, issue an economic study in a comprehensive analytical and scientific method supported with data and statistics to be presented to government decision makers.
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