Dr Mahmoud Fikree, CEO of Health Policies at the Ministry of Health, said ... "According to the law, any person with tuberculosis will be deported. Anyone with hepatitis B will also be deported. The previous law covered hepatitis B, TB and leprosy, but it was under a different category,"
Dr Ali Al Marzouqi, Director of General and Public Health at Dubai Health Authority, told Gulf News ... "It's for everyone - for new and renewing of visas. Anyone who tests positive for hepatitis C virus [HCV] will be deported,"
Rules relaxed on workers' health checks
Last Updated: August 20. 2010 12:19AM UAE / August 19. 2010 8:19PM GMT
ABU DHABI // Thousands of people with communicable diseases could be granted work permits after an overhaul of residency medical law.
Tests for hepatitis B will only apply to six specified professions, the Ministry of Health said yesterday. It will scrap all mandatory testing for hepatitis C. Testing for HIV/Aids remains in place and any expatriate who tests positive will be deported, the ministry said."
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