Health Everywhere Health, a health services comparison platform established to provide easy access to qualified and reliable health services for the needy all over Turkey, has set out to strengthen and grow our country’s health tourism.
The digital platform, where users can benefit comparatively from the services of different health institutions, offers laboratory services with various surgical procedures, including birth packages, cosmetic services, plastic surgery, second vision services, dental treatment, online psychiatry/psychology, online diet, home care and physical therapy services. Health Everywhere not only serves domestic patients, but also configures its services to improve health tourism.
Dr. Ali Haydar Yakut, a Member of the Board of Health Everywhere, said that among his goals is to cooperate with the world’s leading health institutions and offer their products in foreign markets. Yakut stated that they plan to provide services to users in global markets in the fields of online diet, dermatology, hair transplantation, second vision and dental implants, and that strengthening Health Tourism in Turkey is among the most important goals.
2023 target in health tourism
Emphasizing that Turkey is already an important player in health tourism in the global field, Dr. Yakut reminded that the number of tourists coming to our country for health and medical reasons increased from about 140,000 in 2003 to 662,000 in 2019. Yakut added: ” Within the scope of the2023 targets, this figure is aimed to reach 2 million patients per year. With the developments of Turkish health tourism in recent years, the number of citizens going abroad from Turkey for health and medical reasons is also decreasing. In 2004, about 62,000 people chose to go to other countries for health reasons, while in 2019 this number fell to 14,000.”
Health tourism support for loss of tourism revenues
Dr. Yakut stated that there have been significant losses in the tourism sector with the epidemic process, and that health tourism can compensate for a significant part of the losses experienced in this area. That’s extremely gratifying. In this context, our state has decided to open its doors to 31 countries within the scope of health tourism in recent months. As Health Everywhere, we anticipate that this development will stimulate the market. Since the first day we were founded, we are moving forward with the strategy of increasing the power of the Turkish health sector in the global arena. We have determined priority markets abroad by shaping our service and product range according to the needs of the global health sector. We have taken these countries to our target by evaluating the intense interest from markets such as Britain in Europe and Iraq in the Middle East.”
“Pandemic effect will improve online services”
Stating that with the pandemic, citizens prefer to receive health services online, Dr. Yakut stated that the number of online health users has increased 4 times in the world recently. “The globa l tele health market, which is $34 billion in2018, is expected to reach a size of $185 billion in 2026. Due to the pandemic, the demand for alternative health care offerings such as online psychologists, online dietitians and home care services has increased 5 times in our country and around the world. We believe that all these services we offer within The Health Everywhere will increase our country’s health tourism by gaining intense attention in the global field.”