In order to promote Turkey in the international health tourism, the Economic Ministry has prepared a “Health Services Export Strategy and Draft Action Plan.” According to the draft, Turkish hospitals will be enabled to join sectoral trade and purchase delegations abroad in order to ensure that Turkey has a larger share of the global health tourism pie. Necessary initiatives will be made so that treatments in Turkey can be covered by foreign insurance companies.

The greatest number of international patients in the world is admitted by India, Thailand and the U.S. Countries like Turkey and Singapore are expected to come forward in this area over the next five years. Cosmetic and plastic surgery, dental treatments, oncology and organ transplantation services are expected to be the areas of rapid development in health tourism.