Health expert lauds Qatar’s potential as regional medical tourism hub
March 28 2020 08:52 PM
Nutree Wellness Centre medical director Dr Nejoud Omar
Nutree Wellness Centre medical director Dr Nejoud Omar

Qatar has the potential to attract local and international clients as a major medical tourism hub in the region, a health expert has said.

According to Dr Nejoud Omar, the medical director at Nutree Wellness Centre, not only has Qatar invested in health-related infrastructure, but the country’s healthcare system is run by competent officials and organisations.

“Qatar focuses closely on public health, primary healthcare, and the prevention of diseases. Qatar's health sector is run by open-minded people who want to help the country,” Omar told Gulf Times.

She said the mission and vision of Nutree, which recently opened at Marina Twin Towers in Lusail, runs parallel with the objectives of the "Human Development Pillar" of the Qatar National Vision 2030.

The Hukoomi website states that the Human Development Pillar “seeks to empower the people of Qatar so that they will be able to sustain and support their country’s growth. This requires improvements within education, healthcare, and the workforce in general.”

“The prosperity of any country depends on the health of its people. Qatar aims to build a comprehensive world-class healthcare system that is effective, affordable, and universally available to all citizens.

“The Ministry of Public Health, the Hamad Medical Corporation, and the Primary Health Care Corporation are largely responsible for implementing plans to achieve this goal,” it also said.

Because of these objectives, Omar said, Qatar could serve as a leading medical tourism destination in the region, attracting local and international markets.

“We are proud to have this type of project in Qatar,” said Omar referring to Nutree, which she stressed “is a first-of-its-kind facility in the region.”

“There is a demand for this type of programme and facility that promotes wellness. We are part of the vision for a healthy Qatar and world-class public health, and we are one with the objectives in improving healthcare in Qatar,” she stressed.

Nutree’s facility in Lusail features a wellness centre, hydrogym, kids' gym, fitness suite, market, and cafe, said Omar.

In an earlier statement, Nutree said that its wellness journey begins with a comprehensive three-stage functional evaluation. First, a body composition analysis and second, a cutting-edge ‘Biophotonic’ scan to give an immediate indication of a person’s overall health. The third stage is the ‘Quantum Zone’ functional evaluation – a 21st century healthcare and the first-of-its-kind not only in Doha but in the Gulf.

Part of the Nutree journey is healthy exercise and Nutree Wellness Centre boasts of Doha’s first ‘hydrogym’. With the very latest in Japanese technology, these aquatic treadmills enable a low impact cardiovascular workout.

Additionally, Nutree Fitness offers a modern and extensive range of exercise classes for children, adults, and seniors designed to get everyone active. The Nutree Kids Gym provides a specialised, fully-equipped gym that delivers exercise and health education in a fun environment.

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