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Old 9th Jan 2010, 04:08   #1 (permalink)
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Danger GAMCA Medical Clearance required by Middle East

Gamca lists diseases = unfit to work

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 reactive
Non-infectious category
  • Chronic renal failure
  • Chronic hepatitis failure
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Hypertension
  • 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.
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Old 9th Jan 2010, 20:34   #2 (permalink)
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You could try but with the amount of fish in the sea at the moment , it may not happen
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Old 23rd Jul 2010, 16:39   #3 (permalink)

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Scar on first right of the chest

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
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Old 3rd Dec 2010, 02:40   #4 (permalink)

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Medical Clearance for work in Saudi Arabia


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.
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Old 17th Mar 2011, 06:34   #5 (permalink)

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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?
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Old 17th Mar 2011, 07:54   #6 (permalink)

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UAE Visa requirements

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˛
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Old 17th Jul 2013, 07:55   #7 (permalink)

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i need this

can i have the list of accredited clinic by gamca?
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Old 7th Sep 2014, 13:31   #8 (permalink)

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HCV Antibodies and Residence Permit

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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