DUBAI: International Medical Tourism (IMT) has been given a boost in this part of the globe as the “International Medical Conference and Exhibitions 2015” rolled off at the Dubai World Trade Centre on Wednesday.

With over 84 countries and 74 domestic as well as foreign healthcare service industry providers participating, the convention has placed the UAE and specifically Dubai on the global map of medical tourism and its support for the health and wellness of the over 7.3 billion world population.

In his opening speech, Dubai Health Authority (DHA) director general and board of directors chairman Humaid Al Qatami said: “The prestigious status that Dubai enjoys internationally has paved the way for a better future for health.

“It has made the emirate of Dubai eligible for being the primary destination as well as a favourite for therapeutic tourism. This has drawn attention to the status Dubai enjoys amongst other centres worldwide of which the authority is well aware and is keen to achieve within its terms of reference and its responsibilities and objectives in promoting the health sector.”

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