Diseases that prevent their owners from issuing or renewing residency in the Emirates

The Health Authority in the United Arab Emirates has announced a list of diseases whose owners are denied residency in the country and are immediately deported to their country.

Infectious diseases that make it impossible for people to live in the Emirates

The Health Authority in the United Arab Emirates has released a list of diseases whose carriers are ineligible for residency in the country and are sent back to their home country without delay.

Dubai Health prevents 1,170 people with infectious diseases from residing

Dubai Health has quarantined 1,170 people who were found to be infected with infectious diseases, Maysaa Al-Bustani, the Director of the Medical Fitness Department at the Authority, said in a statement that the Health Authority possesses the most advanced devices that detect dangerous viruses in the body. This allowed the Health Authority to prevent 1,170 people infected with infectious and dangerous diseases from obtaining residency in the country during the first four months of this year. According to a journalist, the patients who are prevented from obtaining residency are suffering from HIV, Hepatitis B, and tuberculosis. The journalist went on to point out that "these patients have not obtained a medical fitness certificate, which prevents them from obtaining residency, and therefore they are returned to their country."

Medical examination for foreign residents in Dubai to obtain residency

In order to get residency in Dubai, non-Dubai residents are need to pass a medical exam, In more specific language, Al Bustani stated, "The medical fitness examination centers that are spread across all parts of the emirate received 365,528 requests for medical fitness examinations to obtain or renew state residency." He also mentioned that "the examinations that were conducted to detect infectious diseases during the first four months of the year." According to the most recent report, 1,170 of them had been affected with these ailments, and they came from a variety of different countries. She went on to add that "among them were 106 infected with the AIDS virus, whereas the number of people who were discovered to be infected with AIDS over the course of the entire previous year was 722 infected people."

Deprivation of obtaining UAE residency due to infection with hepatitis

Inability to gain residency in the United Arab Emirates as a result of hepatitis infection, She stated that the results of the tests that were carried out from the beginning of January until the end of April revealed that 247 individuals were infected with the hepatitis B virus. This is a disease that prevents individuals from obtaining or renewing residency in only six categories, which are "nannies, domestic servants and the like, and nursery and kindergarten supervisors." Children, employees of barbershops, beauty parlors, and fitness clubs; personnel involved in the preparation, serving, and monitoring of food; workers in restaurants and cafeterias."

Denial of obtaining UAE residency due to tuberculosis

Due to tuberculosis, an application for residency in the UAE was rejected, Al-Bustani reported that 817 people infected with pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) were among those who were prevented from obtaining a medical fitness certificate. He explained that "this group is detained in the quarantine of the Dubai Health Authority," and he added that "these infected people are being treated and their safety is ensured." The disease, and then they are returned to their nation as the treatment period for each sick individual takes around two months, and costs more than 60,000 dirhams, which is carried by the Health Authority. The expense of the treatment is borne by the Health Authority.

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