Expat workers to undergo stringent health examination

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Dubai, Nov 26 (UNI) Expatriate workers in UAE would now have to undergo medical checkups to determine whether they are free from certain contagious diseases.

The UAE Ministerial Council for Services has called for improving the overall system and procedures for medical examination of expatriate workers in order to ensure errorless results.

At a meeting yesterday chaired by Shaikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Presidential Affairs and Chairman of the Council, the council agreed that the current procedures should be improved and regulatory methods should be developed to ensure the capability of healthcare establishments, both in public and private sectors, to carry out faultless medical examinations on expatriate workers, Gulf News reported.

It also stressed a high level of coordination between the government and those establishments, to enable the best use of available resources in the country to determine the medical fitness of any expatriate worker.

The council reviewed reports presented by the Ministry of Health on the existing rules and regulations in this regard and reiterated the need to improve them in order to ensure that every expatriate worker is free from any disease that may threaten public health.


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