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9th Jan 2010, 04:08
Gamca lists diseases = unfit to work (http://balitangofw.*************/2009/07/gamca-lists-diseases-that-would-make.html)

The Gulf Cooperation Council-(GCC) Accredited Medical Clinics Association (Gamca) recently released the list of diseases that would render a person unfit to work in GCC countries

GCC states – Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

These include:

Infectious category

HIV/AIDS reactive
Hepatitis B surface antifgen, HCV reactive
Microfilaria positive and malaria blood film positive, known leprosy patients
Tuberculosis – any type, X-ray showing active PTB, past evidence of PTB or healed
Pulmonary scar, including minimum fibrosis, calcification (granuloma) pleural thickening, pleural effusion, tuberculosis lymphadenitis
VDRL/TPHA reactiveNon-infectious category

Chronic renal failure
Chronic hepatitis failure
Congestive heart failure
Diabetes mellitus
Known case of cancer
Psychiatric disease and neurological disorders
Physical disabilities, i.e. color blindness, deafness


Do they accept waivers (I have a lung scar from exposure to PTB minimal but now unreactive or healed.) Which airlines do accept waiver? Is there a chance for me to be able to work in middle east? Thanks.

9th Jan 2010, 20:34
You could try but with the amount of fish in the sea at the moment , it may not happen

23rd Jul 2010, 16:39
dear sir
i have been informed that there is a fibrotic scar on the first right of my chest due to which a medical fit report can not be issued to me for GCC word visa. he has further informed me that this has no implications for me medically but since this is an exclusion as per gamca there fore nothing could be done.

can you please advise what i must do now

3rd Dec 2010, 02:40

Please can you explain me that under the physical disabilities, the lost of one eye sight will be considered as physical disability for somebody to get a medical clearance to work in Saudi Arabia but if the person does not have any problem in vision long and near and no any color blindness.

17th Mar 2011, 06:34
im a applicant for electrical engineer in middle east, as a requirement of my agency here in philippines i need to take medical examination as a clearance but when my lab test and my x-ray result are arrive the doctor found out that i have a calcification on my upper left of my lungs. after that my lab test and my xray, i go to the lung center of the philippines for second opinion and to know the status of my calcification, after a week i went to the lung center here in the phils to get the result and to consult to the doctor. and the doctor say my scar is inactive and had very small possiblities to active again.

will be consider my case?

17th Mar 2011, 07:54
Condition Group New visa Renewal If Positive Result Fee
AIDS/HIV All expatriates √ √ Deportation 50˛
Hepatitis B 6 categoriesą √ √? Treatment? Deportation? 50˛
Hepatitis C Not tested
Leprosy All expatriates √ ? Deportation 50˛
Pregnancy 3 categoriesł √ ? Employer decides 50
Syphilis 6 categoriesą √ ? Treatment 50˛
Tuberculosis (TB) All expatriates √ Treatment then deportation 50˛

17th Jul 2013, 07:55
can i have the list of accredited clinic by gamca?

7th Sep 2014, 13:31
Hello all!
I have a qwestion...I have HCV Antibodies in blood test, but PCR Blood Analysis is negative (no HCV infection in my blood, just HCV Antibodies)... So can I get Residence Permit for job as couch in Sport Federations in Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain or etc.,?... Already I got invitations for job from few Gulf Countries...
Who know this situation please reply..
Thanks a lot!

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