Source: Medical Tourism magazine
The 62-year-old repairman from Mosul who barely escaped the horrors of ISIS last year — one of tens of thousands of refugees who are crowding into Jordan seeking sanctuary – sits on the edge of a bed in Italian Hospital in Amman, where he is being treated for heart ailments and stress.
To his treatment team, which includes nuns from a French-order who have been running this hospital in the capital city for more than a decade, Agnan Adnidihad poses another test in a series of unique challenges to deliver medical services to the scores of patients – many like him — who travel to the Kingdom from other countries each year.
“Jordan enjoys the facilities, human resources and stability to continue to provide quality care – even in the face of an aging population, chronic illness, emerging new disease and political instability in other countries,” said Renée-Marie Stephano, President of the Medical Tourism Association®, who recently returned from Jordan, where she discussed strategies with representatives from the Arab nation. “But, access to quality care is contingent on more than professional staff and equipment. We know that in order to wield these resources effectively, a commitment must be made to acquire the proven protocols that can make or break a positive patient experience.”
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