Medical tourism insurance soon in Dubai

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The medical tourism packages, both in-bound packages for residents and out-bound packages for tourists are available for certain medical services and more services will be added shortly.

Dubai: Medical tourism insurance packages may soon be available for patients travelling to Dubai for medical treatment, said a top health official on Tuesday.

Essa Al Maidoor, Director-General of the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) said the authority is studying this initiative and may introduce medical tourism insurance to provide a further boost to the Dubai Medical Tourism initiative.

“We are working with all relevant stakeholders to streamline the medical tourism initiative for the Emirate,” he said. “The introduction of the insurance will help provide 360 degrees comprehensive care to medical tourists and therefore we are presently studying the viability of such an insurance scheme,” he added.