Jordan’s revenues from medical tourism sector in 2009 reached JD1 billion (US$1.4 billion), it was unveiled last week.

Executive Director of Jordan Enterprise Development Corporation (JEDCO) Yarob Al Qudah said medical tourism in 2009 received a push forward when more than 210,000 medical tourists visited the Kingdom.

The increase in the number of medical tourists stood for 10 per cent compared to previous years.

Al Qudah was speaking on the sidelines of a press conference held by Jordan’s Private Hospitals Association and the JEDCO to announce the conclusion of a visit by medical and media delegations from Yemen, Sudan and Libya.

He said that Jordan has managed to attract medical tourists from the U.S.Eastern Europe and Asia, thanks for high quality of medical services in Jordan.

Jordan, he affirmed, is one of the leading countries in terms of healthcare services.

The visiting delegations were briefed on the Jordanian experiment and expertise in terms of medical services and hospitals’ accreditation.
Source: Jordan News Agency