Jordan announces medical tourism measures

Mon 06 Jul 2020 at 18:23 Regional

NNA - The government announced Sunday evening that patients from Arab countries can come to the Kingdom for treatment after relaxing restrictions on travel that were imposed to curb the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.

Patients from the Arab Gulf, Palestine, Iraq, Libya, Algeria, Sudan, Yemen as well as Cyprus can submit their requests on the newly-launched website "www.salamtak.gov.jo", through which the request might be accepted or denied within 24 hours, according to a statement.

The medical packages tab on the site offers a number of procedures such as cardiovascular and orthopedic operations, as well as kidney transplants, cochlear implants, sleeve gastrectomy and other treatments with the price range appearing next to each procedure. Patients can also choose from any one of 20 different hospitals listed on the site to receive treatment.

Patients and their companions are required to undergo a coronavirus test 72 hours before arriving to the Kingdom. Once they are on hospital grounds, they will be swabbed for a second time, and two more times 7 days and 14 days after arrival. In the event that someone tests positive for the virus, they will be transferred to the Prince Hamza Hospital for treatment, it said.

The site informs users on the Health Ministry's quarantine measures, which include a 14-day isolation period for both patients and their companions either at the hospital or their hotel room, as well as an additional 14-day period at a local hotel.--Petra News Agency

 

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