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Medical examination in dubai

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  • Posted By: Tugela
  • April 28, 2011
  • 09:57 AM

Not sure if i am posting this in the right place but here goes
my husband has applied for a work visa in dubai and had to undergo a medical examination
During this examination they found a scar on his lung (this is from a motobike accident he had in the 1980's) He told them this and explained it all but they have insisted he either has or had TB.
He has undergone 5 tb tests all which came back negative and now has to go tomorrow for a 6th one ............ is this normal practice?
Should they refuse him a visa on these grounds is there anything he can do as it is 110% sure he has never had tb!
By the way he is very overweight and shows no signs whatsoever of tb lol.......

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  • perhaps this is one for the visa department? i know that any country has the right to decline a visa if they wish. try asking your embassy for advice, maybe if you can get a full medical report that states your husband is totally clear of TB AND also shows his past injury from the accident they will accept it. if they wont, i dont think there is much you can do, we have very little duristriction in other countries from a legal angle. i found this out the hard way too on a different issue. but the embassy moved mountains or me. hope this helps.
    pamjay 8 Replies Flag this Response
  • Not sure if i am posting this in the right place but here goes my husband has applied for a work visa in dubai and had to undergo a medical examination During this examination they found a scar on his lung (this is from a motobike accident he had in the 1980's) He told them this and explained it all but they have insisted he either has or had TB. He has undergone 5 tb tests all which came back negative and now has to go tomorrow for a 6th one ............ is this normal practice? Should they refuse him a visa on these grounds is there anything he can do as it is 110% sure he has never had tb! By the way he is very overweight and shows no signs whatsoever of tb lol....... Hi Tugela, Did you get visa for your husband ?
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  • I have also encountered that kind of problem just recently. I took my medical examination in a certain diagnostic center. All my laboratory tests had normal results only that my chest x-ray had remarks: MINIMAL PLEURAL EFFUSION VERSUS PLEURODIAPHRAGMATIC ADHESION, LEFT. During Physical Examination, the doctor had automatically ignored/neglected my application without giving any explanation. She just told me to have chest x-ray after 3 mos. I was wondering then because I had my chest x-rays before and all the results were negative. So I asked for the second opinion. I took my chest x-ray again in an ISO 9001 certified diagnostic center. The result, as what I had expected, was negative. I went back to the center but they did not even take a look of my new chest x-ray result. They insisted that their findings were correct. I really cried because I felt discriminated. Probably, they were judging me according to my body/appearance; I am petite. A certain staff from the agency had told me to give something for them to issue my medical clearance. I had neglected because I had no money to bribe them; in fact I had borrowed the money I used in my medical examination. Been worried about my health, I had asked for the third opinion to a certain specialist (Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Diseases). The doctor reviewed the new chest x-ray and was been shocked because according to him it was negligible. He issued me a medical certificate. Part of the content of the medical certificate was… “Since the newest chest x-ray was read as negative, then it was probably just an artifact that may have appeared as pleural thickening. In my opinion, she is fit to work abroad”. It brought a negative impact to my well-being. I sometimes meditate, upon recalling their findings, because how can I know if their findings about that pleural effusion will be gone completely when every time I undergo chest x-ray the result will always be negative? My mother got depressed about their findings and even myself I began to feel self-pity…Is it true that dubai won't accept anybody who has/have scar/s in his/her lungs..? If so, then that would be unfair and a big insult to mankind. We are only human and our body is not a machine. They are also human, aren't they..?
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