Major General Khaled Abdel-Aal, Governor of Cairo, witnessed the first preliminary meeting that took place within the framework of the ongoing preparations for holding the “Second Conference on Egyptian Health Tourism Applications”, which is scheduled to be held under the auspices of President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi, President of the Republic, during the period from September 27 to 29, 2023 in the city of Sharm El-Sheikh. This is in light of the directives of the political leadership to make Egypt a primary destination on the global medical tourism map in particular, and to achieve the results of serious efforts to implement the goals of sustainable development in general in the era of the new republic.
The conference was attended by Dr. Muhammad Awad Taj El-Din, Advisor to the President of the Republic for Health Affairs and Chairman of the Conference, Major General Khaled Fouda, Governor of South Sinai and Honorary President of the Conference, the governors of Marsa Matrouh, Fayoum, and Aswan, and deputies of a number of governors whose province is famous for the existence of medical tourism, and the mayor of Heves in Hungary, and a number of officials Ministries of health and tourism.
Developing the tourism sector
Major General Khaled Abdel Aal, Governor of Cairo, stressed that the development of the tourism sector in Egypt and the prosperity of many promising fields, including health tourism in particular, is a strategic choice for the advancement of the national economy, especially in light of the presence of national momentum, and various pioneering initiatives of the political leadership within the framework of the comprehensive construction of the new republic, which One of its main objectives is to improve all services in the Egyptian state.
Egypt Vision 2023
The Governor of Cairo stressed that placing Egypt on the map of medical tourism is an achievement of one of the goals of Egypt’s Vision 2030, due to what Egypt possesses of various natural sites related to health tourism, in addition to specialized medical personnel, and various health capabilities that are provided with competitive quality at the global level, which is what We all seek it and hospital seekers from different countries, pointing out that what strengthens this is our taking great strides towards seeking the results and recommendations of the first conference after their implementation, overcoming obstacles and facilitating the necessary procedures to establish a successful integrated system in addition to the targeted global marketing of what we already possess of distinct elements in this regard. Cairo Governor added that the capital is proud of what it has witnessed over the past nine years of a comprehensive renaissance to make it a modern, modern capital after getting rid of chronic problems such as slums and traffic jams, through the expansion of building new communities, roads and axes.--
The Governor of Cairo pointed out that these practical achievements contribute to building a visual image of Egypt for the world in the modern era, and make it fully prepared to promote global medical tourism in Egypt, starting with developing the road network in a way that facilitates access to places of health and tourism services, leading to upgrading the level of medical tourism in Egypt. And the quality of private medical services in many hospitals by raising the efficiency of existing hospitals or encouraging investment in the health sector to establish health resorts, which represents a quantum leap in this field.
Developing hospital areas
The Governor of Cairo stressed that, for example but not limited to, we believe that the time has come to launch efforts to develop the areas of traditional hospitalization with sulfur water in Helwan in an effort to restore its position as a global tourist hospital health destination on modern international bases, hoping that it will be integrated after its development into the hospital tourism programs in Egypt. In general, the Governor of Cairo also stressed that we seek that our health sector witness development in receiving those seeking hospitalization from different countries of the world, especially in the private sector, which contributes to targeting the field of health tourism, after the entry of global investments in this sector in a noticeable way, and benefiting from experiences International in this field, welcome to the presence of the mayor of the city of Hives in the State of Hungary to listen to the experience of his country.
The Governor of Cairo indicated that in our endeavor to develop the field of health tourism, we proceed from an advanced point that requires knowing and studying the determinants of global demand and increasing its current rates. on the world tourist map in general.