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22/03/2017
The Private Hospitals Association Organizes a Jordanian Medical Week in Iraqi Kurdistan
The Private Hospitals Association Organizes a Jordanian Medical Week in Iraqi Kurdistan

(20th March 2017 – Amman) Chairman of the Private Hospitals Association, Dr. Fawzi AL-Hammouri announced in a statement issued to the press that the PHA is in the process of organizing a Jordanian free medical week in Iraqi Kurdistan in the cities of Erbil, Sulaymaniyah and Dahuk. This medical week is organized in collaboration with the Jordanian consulate in Erbil and the Jordanian Kurdistan Friendship Association, it will feature several PHA private hospitals members. Chairman and Board members of the PHA will also take part in the Jordanian delegation to meet Kurdistani health officials to discuss possible means of mutual cooperation on several levels including treatment and doctor visits in addition to training opportunities.

More than 20 consultants from Jordan in various medical fields are expected to take part in this medical week where they will be giving lectures to local doctors and examining patients in addition to performing surgeries in association with local doctors.

This medical week comes in response to the high demand from local citizens in Iraqi Kurdistan to receive medical treatment in Jordan due to their high confidence in Jordanian doctors and health sector after having been treated in Jordan throughout the years. Patients from Iraqi Kurdistan also thanked the Jordanian government for facilitating visa requirements to the Kingdom. 

Dr. Al-Hammouri also praised the efforts of Jordanian consul in Erbil Mr. Haitham Abu Alfoul and his assistant Dr. Walid Qazzaz in addition to the health attaché at the consulate Dr. Nael Obaidat in facilitating the visa process for patients and their companions to Jordan, by approving it within 24 hours to facilitate treatment in Jordanian hospitals provided that a valid medical report is presented, saying: “ The Jordanian consulate efforts is a direct translation of the government’s aim to facilitate the entry of Arab patients into Jordan for treatment. This has been evident in the new regulations recently announced regarding Sudanese and Yemeni patients, and we hope that similar regulations will be announced soon for other Arab nationalities especially that we all know that Jordan is a preferred medical tourism destination for Arabs, and that many regional countries are working hard to attract these patients and direct them elsewhere”.