Medical tourism bill to be discussed in parliament soon: MP



Fri, 01 Feb 2019 - 01:15 GMT


Fri, 01 Feb 2019 - 01:15 GMT

Siwa Oasis, Egypt, Best Places in Egypt Facebook page, November 17, 2017

Siwa Oasis, Egypt, Best Places in Egypt Facebook page, November 17, 2017

CAIRO – 1 February 2019: A new bill for medical tourism in Egypt will be discussed in the general session of the House of Representatives soon, member of parliament Amr Sedki told Egypt Today on Friday

House of Representatives’ Tourism and Civil Aviation Committee has finished its final report on the bill and will submit it for the general discussion, he added.

In previous remarks in December 2011, Sedki said the draft law will ensure coordination between the Ministry of Tourism and Ministry of Health in the emerging field of medical tourism, adding that Egypt has around 1,300 medical sites, but they do not have resorts; hence, the ministries will cooperate to develop these sites.

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Numerous mineral springs in Egypt constitute a therapeutic tourism attraction. A spring in Wadi Assal (Honey Valley) in Ras Sudr is known among the locals to treat arthritis, and cleanse the skin.

Hammam Moussa, located about three kilometers north of el-Toor City, includes five springs that pour into a pool covered by a large dome. The pool is continually filled with natural, renewable sulfuric water that measures 38° Celsius, and is believed to help cure rheumatism, arthritis, bone and skin diseases, as well as heal wounds.

Hammam Pharaon (Pharaoh’s Bath), located on the international road to Sharm El-Sheikh, is a natural pool of water springing from caves inside a mountain and pouring into the Gulf of Suez. Water in the bath contains a high concentration of sulfur.

Additional reporting by Dunya Hassanin and Mohamed Magdi al-Sisi



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