UAE health ministry reveals expat medical check-up rethink

21 August 2010

The UAE's health ministry has announced changes in the medical check-up system for expatriates aimed at dealing with any loopholes amid the rise in the size of the workforce in the country, Wam has reported. According to the amendments, resident expatriates will not be asked to undergo the test for Hepatitis B, while tests for Hepatitis C will no longer be needed. Those already in the country will also not have to undergo tests for TB, but new arrivals will be tested only for pulmonary TB and those having the disease will not be granted a residency visa.

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