Dr. Servet Terziler, President of the Turkish Health Tourism Association (TUSATDER), said, “We are on short distances such as 1.5-hour, 2.5-hour city flight to most European countries. Therefore, the European region is our lifeblood in health tourism in my opinion. People from all continents live in Europe. Therefore, if you become a brand here, you become a brand in the world.”
Terziler stated that the health sector, which reached an economic size of $3 billion in 2019, experienced natural losses during the new type of coronavirus epidemic.
TURKEY IS IN THE TOP 3
Terziler said, “We entered 2020 positively thanks to the discovery and rapid implementation of vaccines, but unfortunately it did not meet our expectations. The fact that the vaccine did not reach the lower leagues in the world economy fairly, and that the vaccination programs could not be carried out quickly even in Germany, where the vaccine was produced, and that some countries took the work slowly led to confusion.” Servet Terziler, stating that Turkey is one of the top 3 countries playing for leadership in health tourism, said, “We have always played for quantity until now. We thought that the more we sell and the more patients we take care of, the better it will be, but I think we will go further with the start of the race for quality treatment, not how many patients are now.”
Source: Sabah / Translated by Irem Yildiz