Medical Tourism: Turkey Enticing Nigerians with ‘Convenient Access to Advanced Healthcare’

Reprieve may have come the way of Nigerians seeking advanced medical diagnosis and treatment in Turkey, as a leading telehealth company in the country, DoctorCare247 has  partnered with the Turkish Healthcare Travel Council (THTC).

A statement at the weekend  by the CEO of Doctorcare247, Chucks Chibundu, said the collaboration, was announced at a signing ceremony in Lagos, and it is aimed at providing Nigerians with easier access to top-notch medical care in Turkey.

The statement read: “The Turkish Healthcare Travel Council (THTC) and Doctorcare247 are delighted to announce a strategic partnership aimed at enhancing healthcare access and services for Nigerian patients seeking advanced medical diagnosis and treatment outside the shores of Nigeria.

“This partnership is driven by our commitment to provide Nigerians with convenient access to advanced healthcare,” he said. “It also expands our healthcare offerings, bringing you even more options for high-quality medical care.”

Chibundu added that: “Doctorcare247’s innovative telemedicine platform will complement THTC’s efforts to promote Turkey as a premier destination for wholesome superior healthcare delivery.”

He further said: “Now, your needs for European Union-standard advanced healthcare, including fertility treatment, cosmetic surgery, cardiology, and other specialized care, are within reach.”

He noted that the partnership is a step forward in providing Nigerians with greater access to “advanced medical care and fostering collaboration between the two nations in the healthcare sector in line with President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s Renewed Hope Agenda.”

On his part, the President of the Turkish Healthcare Travel Council, Emin Cakmak said the council is excited to partner with Doctorcare247 to further their mission of providing high-quality healthcare services to international patients.

Turkey has emerged as a leading destination for medical tourism, ranking among the top 3 globally and the preferred choice for Europeans seeking medical care abroad.

“In 2019 alone, Turkish hospitals successfully treated over 1 million patients from 165 countries,” the THTC President added. “Over the past 15 years, Turkey has invested more than $50 billion in new hospitals and medical technology, making it a hub for advanced healthcare.”

Doctorcare247’s platform allows patients to connect with healthcare providers locally and internationally and is key to some of the initial medical assessments by patients remotely.

This partnership will leverage Doctorcare247’s telemedicine experience and collaboration within the healthcare space in Nigeria, to provide patients with exceptional healthcare delivery options and amazing patient treatment outcomes from healthcare providers in Turkey.

The THTC, established to promote health tourism in Turkey, boasts a vast network of over 375 members, including hospitals, clinics, medical spas, hotels, and travel agencies, making it the largest healthcare association globally.

Michael Olugbode in Abuja