(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) The deportees were refused medical fitness certificates which are required to get a residence visa in the country.As many as 102 expatriate workers were deported for being found to have contagious diseases during the first six months of this year the Fujairah Medical Zone has said.
The deportees were refused medical fitness certificates which are required to get a residence visa in the country.
Dr Mohammed Abdullah bin Saeed Director of the Fujairah Medical Zone said the medical tests conducted at the preventive medicine centre during this period showed that 102 of the total 32457 who had come for mandatory medical tests had contracted infectiousdiseases and were repatriated to their home countries.
“The zone informed the authorities concerned about the medical test results of the people with contagious diseases to stop their visa procedures. Those people were deported later” he said.
Dr Bin Saeed said 150 foreign workers were found to be having contagious diseases last year and were sent back to their home countries. The total number of expatriates who underwent medical checkups last year stood at 78165.
“The Preventive Medicine Centre was provided with a number of hi-tech medical apparatus for all sections and clinics and the laboratory” he added. — salahkhaleejtimes.com