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Old 27th September 2013, 11:53 AM
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Well, i hope he managed to get a visa through proper channels - it worries me to think that a chef with proper TB could be cooking my meal at a restaurant!!
Its all very well using wasta to get off parking or minor traffic offences - but medical screening exists to protect you and me from exotic diseases that i dont wish to catch!
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I couldn't agree more with you, but the chef in question has been clean of TB since 11 years! it's not his fault that he has scar tissue, he shouldn't be victimized because of that....

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Old 17th November 2013, 09:29 AM
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For anyone who finds him/herself in a similar situation in the future, I'm happy to report that I have managed to prove my case in the end, and reverse the decision of the Ministry of heath whereby I had been declared medically unfit which meant my visa was to be cancelled and I was about to be deported and blacklisted for life from the UAE. The key to my salvation was to get a Golden quantiferon test which proves/proved that I do not have any active or latent tuberculosis in my system which could get re-activated (the main concern in tb-like scarring is precisely this). This is the only thing that can prove you are not dangerous, the Mantoux test and suptum samples which the government uses in these cases only prove that you do not have active tb, and that doesn't mean anything because you can still be rejected for being suspected of having latent tb (based solely on their interpretation of the x-rays).

I got the test done in a private hospital in Dubai (I had been repeatedly told that the Ministry tends to reject any results which are from private hospitals but the fact is, and I have explained this to the people at the ministry, you cannot get an appointment at a government hospital sooner than 3 months, which is obviously far too late). I believe it costs around 800dhs and it took 3 days for the results to come back. I took the test and my company doctor with me and went personally to the Ministry of health, to the appeals department, presented the test, was told to go to the clinic with the test and speak with the physician on duty, he took a look at the test and last year's Medically fit certificate and half an hour later came back with a Medically fit certificate.

This of course only applies to people who have never had tuberculosis but have been misdiagnosed due to lung scarring which can be caused by various things, such as smoke inhalation or pneumonia, and are wondering how to prove their case.

My heart goes out to all the people who actually have had tuberculosis and have been made to leave even though they have been successfully cured. The policy is of course inhumane, heartless and pointless, but we have to live with the rules of the country where we are currently living. Perhaps this test can also help you to stay in the country.

And advice to all the people who are planning to move here, make sure you do all your medical checks before you decide to leave everything behind and ensure that you are in perfect health.
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Old 17th November 2013, 05:39 PM
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Hi Husky,

A friend of mine just opened a restaurant recently, and one of his chefs has the same problem, tb scarring, but he's somehow managed to make him stay!! i'll ask him how, fyi, everything happens here under the table!
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I will write to u about my personal
xperience. I am one of those tb survivors and I was deported on 6th sept 2012. Very unusual law they have out therein the uae
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Recently got to know that this banned can be removed for old tb scar .If xray is done again along with the doctors certificate from the place one belongs too & he states in the letter that you are medically fit & doing notary for the same .You can contact Mumbai uae embassy for the same as they showed us the remedy to clear the ban if person having old tb scar & wants to live & work in UAE
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My husband is blacklisted as of now bcoz of tb scar. Is it true you can remove the ban if you will have ur medical certificate attested? Is it possible also in phil? Thanks.

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Old 1st January 2014, 04:47 PM
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Recently got to know that this banned can be removed for old tb scar .If xray is done again along with the doctors certificate from the place one belongs too & he states in the letter that you are medically fit & doing notary for the same .You can contact Mumbai uae embassy for the same as they showed us the remedy to clear the ban if person having old tb scar & wants to live & work in UAE
If I have the attested medical certificate, where will I give it after? Here in ministry of health or in immigration? Pls help me.
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I have read of cases like this and it is really sad and wrong.
If he worked in Dubai for 9 years, he must have had residency renewals in between, is this the first time something has come up ?
I guess using a lawyer wont work if has already left the country: one question is was he given a life ban?
they change the medical tests everyso often i had had a story whereby someone had lived in dxb for like 20 odd years and then the xray showed a scar and he was deported... etc.

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I am writing my story so that it might help or assist some one out there...

I got TB when I was 16 years old..I got treated back then and cured fully..did not have any records for that..Then I came to Abu dhabi in 2007 and got the job..did the medical tests and did not have any issues in getting visas...that time I was not even aware of anything like old scars if you ever had TB...life was going smoothly...then came 2010 when I had to renew my visa as I was working in the same company...surprisingly my medical test was stopped and I was asked to bring the PRO with me to the Medical center....they gave me the fit report and told me and my PRO to sign a undertaken that I have to come back again after every three months for follow up xrays...Even then I was not aware of why it happened as they did not tell me anything about the scars and I also did not bothered to find out more as soon as I got my visa stamped...stupidity I also did not went for follow up xrays for the next three years..in between in 2012 I got a job offer from ADNOC group and after interviews and offer letter then sent me to the medical..they have there own medical center where they do medical tests before you resign from your existing company...I was rejected on medical grounds and company just told me that they mentioned something inflammation on the upper left LUNGS...that was the first time I got seriously worried and got to know about this scar thing as I went and searched on the internet and found out about this law and how many people are suffering from it..the only good thing happened to me was that I did not resigned after I got the offer letter or otherwise I would have been flying back home..again in 2013 I went for Visa renewal as I am still working in the same company since 2007 and again the stopped my medical test in Abu Dhabi...same story again they told me to bring PRO and sign an undertaken..but they were really angry on me of not doing follow up with xray scheduled..they said you are lucky that HAAD has still not issued any rule and policy about those who have failed to do a single follow up xray..after a detailed discussion and giving them every assurance that I will come for the follow up xrays and will make sure that I come and sit in the medical center one day before my scheduled xray followup they issued me the fitnees certifcate and I got my visa stamped again for tow years...but now I am in catch 20 situation..If I go and change my job I assume and afraid that my visa will be rejected on the basis of new lay as any new visa applied is automatically rejected...the relaxation and undertaking is only for the people who are renewing there visas..this is what I have understood...I am really worried about my future...I am just stuck here....I am going thorough my Australian immigration process...but again I don't know what will be the outcome of this...but I have to try this..as here in U.A.E I can not change my job for life or other wise I will be deported and visa rejected...

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For those who have been told to get retested after their initial medical fitness evaluation, and specifically for those who have visible lung scars on their x-ray but have never had TB, I can confirm the Quantiferon TB Gold test can make all the difference. I was being treated for a sever cough and lung infection at the time of my initial medical fitness test and I was taking antibiotics. I felt better at the time but I had just gotten over a severe cough even seeing some blood which thankfully stopped right away after taking antibiotics. After my initial medical fitness test, I was told to go to Muhaisnah medical fitness center for retesting. At Muhaisnah, they took another blood sample and asked for sputum samples for three consecutive days. I was really fortunate to have found this thread after being told to get retested so I guessed that they must have seen scars on my x-ray. I then immediately took the Quantiferon TB Gold test at a private lab. It cost around 400 dihrams and results came back in three days and showed that I never had TB. (google dubai CAP accredited laboratory and you will find plenty) I could have gone to another hospital or clinic but I wanted to have the results back before any unfit certificate was issued. In retrospect the results would have been back in about the same time so I guess it really made no difference where I took the test. After I gave the third sputum sample, I was told to come back for the results two days later. Upon arriving to get the results, I was directed to wait in a room where I observed nurses giving Mantoux skin test injections to pretty much everybody. When my name was called the nurse politely informed me that I have lung scars and asked me how long ago I had TB. I told her that I had never been exposed to TB and told her that I have test results from a Quantiferon TB Gold test which was negative, and showed her my current prescription for antibiotics for lung infection. She then took me to see a Doctor in the same building. He was very polite and professional, he looked at the Quantiferon TB Gold test results and my antibiotic prescription and asked me about my current treatment. He then brought up an image of my initial chest x-ray on his computer which showed significant lung scars. He ordered another x-ray and when I returned to the nurses after getting the second x-ray, I was asked for a copy of the Quantiferon TB Gold test and after 45 minutes, I was issued a medically fit certificate. I don't know if the lung scars on my x-ray were from my recent lung infection or they were there already but I definitely believe that had it not been for this forum and the people who took the time to post on this thread, I would have been given an unfit certificate. My heart goes out to all those who had TB at some point but are now cured, the current policy seems indeed out of line with all other international norms that I am aware of. TB is curable if properly treated and deportations of healthy people seems so very very harsh.
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