Greek and Turkish officials met in Thessaloniki city to exchange technical know-how in medical tourism, Stefanos Chadzimanolis, vice-president of the Hellenic-Turkish Chamber of Northern Greece, told the Athens-Macedonian News Agency (ANA).
According to Chadzimanolis, the Turkish side is interested in collaborating with Greek medical centres and universities and to hold joint congresses. “Greece is very strong in assisted reproductive techniques, while Turkey is strong in cardiology and plastic surgery – there are ways of collaborating and exchanging technical know-how,” he noted.
Speaking on the collaboration, Turkish Consul in Thessaloniki Orhan Yalman Okan said that “in recent years we have focused on the health sector, in terms of both infrastructure and hospitals and in terms of medical staff. Every year, we get 400,000 visitors in Turkey who come for health and hospitalisation, and as a start, we want to double the number.”