Saudi Arabia believes in medical tourism’s great economic potential: Government launches “Vision 2030” plan.
A project to radically transform the Kingdom’s economy basically relying on oil industries and commerce, by creating new jobs in private health sector.
In the next five years, the aim is to triple the non-oil revenue with more then 500 initiatives, by reducing public-sector salaries but increasing government’s free services and by funding private sectors like the medical tourism one, in which the Ministry of Health wants to allocate from 25% up to 35% of the investments within two years.
This commitment from the government is based on the growing business around neurology, cardiology, diabetics andobesity treatments.
But, to explain the reason why every year, more than 18 millions tourist visit Saudi Arabia, we have to look also to all new proposals that combine health, wellness and comfort.
In the last ten years, nation’s goals for private healthcare have been extended, so also in Saudi Arabia, like in many others oriental countries, you can find promotions of every kind: from plastic surgery to Ayurveda natural treatments, combined with luxury hotels and Spas at affordable prices.
Medical tourism also develops exchange among countries: always more arabs students go abroad to reach high levels of qualifications needed to find jobs in the private health sector, while many high qualified western specialists work in the Arab region.
So, it seems that also Saudi Arabia wants to catch all the new opportunities coming from this always growing business!