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New expats medical test - Stricter rule for hepatitis C

Friday, March 29, 2024
New expats medical test - Stricter rule for hepatitis C

The Minister of Health Dr Ahmad AlAwadhi issued a decree making stricter condition for the medical test for newly arrived expatriates. According to the new decision, those with “indeterminate” hepatitis C test results will be deemed “medically unfit”, barring the use of PCR tests for them.

Residents testing positive for hepatitis C antibodies after two indeterminate tests within four weeks will undergo a PCR test. Positive results render them medically unfit, while negative results grant a one-year residency.

After a year, another PCR test determines fitness for renewal.


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Shujahrana
Saturday, March 30, 2024
Is it true or fake

Malik bhaai
Friday, March 29, 2024
Good rule! This was people suffering from disease will get treatment rather than forced to work coming all the way from India.

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