History


History


According to international tourism organization’s definition , tourism therapy means traveling in order to healing physical disease or taking a kind of surgery under doctor’s supervision in hospitals and clinics. Medical tourism is a subcategory of health tourism. This kind of traveling started from 1990A.D because of different reasons like globalization, freedom of trading, changes in exchange rate in economy and Asian countries’ popularity.

As can be seen from historic evidences, history of medical tourism goes back to thousands of years ago from Greece, when visitor from different places by passing Mediterranean arrived themselves to a place named Opidoria.


It is believed that altar of Greece healing god Asclepius exist there. People by fasting and invocation wanted to be healed. Nowadays, Opidoria is the oldest medical tourism base in the world. Services given in medical tourism are different and dependant on tourist’s choice. From basic services like dentistry to advance surgery like knee transplantation, heart surgery and cosmetic surgery could be reserved and don’t have any limitation. Medical tourism does not have a long history in Iran and for the first time, in 1382 was noticed by sanitation and medical ministry. In 1383, after combination of cultural organization and tourism, medical tourism was made independently in Iran.

Salamat Rahavard Hasti corporation as the first professional company having the formal permission of sanitation and tourism ministry in Shiraz by the presence of best doctors in Iran and Middle East and with a powerful willing for increment f quality level of medical tourism services has started to give people mentioned services. General goal of this company is giving medical and tourism services in an international level by relying on its high potentials in Shiraz, Tehran and Mashhad by centralize of Shiraz in medical tourism. Shiraz city and Fars province with maximum capacity in tourism, history and recreation spots with beautiful, cozy and modern hotels is a good place to travel. In addition this city by illumines and sophisticated doctors and by the existence of advance hospitals is ready to give medical services.