Reproductive medicine is one of the most popular directions in the development of inbound medical tourism, President of the Inbound Medical Tourism Club in Ukraine Yulia Khomych said at a press conference on Monday.
"The most promising direction of inbound medical tourism is reproductive medicine, in particular, assisted reproduction. This is linked to the fact that our legislative base allows sex selection and the usage of surrogate maternity. In many countries these services are not available," Khomych said.
She said that dentology, bio and cell solutions, ophthalmology, rehabilitation, cardiovascular surgery and partially oncology are of large demand for treatment in Ukraine.
Khomych said that patients from the CIS are most interested in receiving medical services, as confidence in medical specialists of the post-Soviet space remains in these regions.
"First we're interesting for neighbor countries that know us, as they have large confidence in our doctors. The absence of the language barrier is added. In addition, Arab countries where demand on reproductive medicine is high, as well as in western countries where patients have difficulties to receive medical services under insurance policies," she said.
A representative of the Dobrobut medical network Kateryna Hrytsenko said that today there is no platform that would promote medical services of the country abroad, and all projects mainly send Ukrainian patients abroad.
"We could do everything that Europe can do, and they know a little about us," she said.
The inUkraine club develops inbound medical tourism in Ukraine.