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Healthcare Issues / 19 Mar 2019

Ministry of Health follows best international practices in the Medical Examination for Residency

Ministry of Health follows best international practices in the Medical Examination for Residency

The Ministry of Health and Prevention is very keen to upgrade all medical services provided to the public. The residence-visa medical check-up, which falls within the ministry’s priorities,are being developed day after day to immunize the society against infectious diseases, speed up medical examinations procedures with high accuracy and help obtain the residence-visa swiftly and ensure the happiness of the community members using innovative and leading work mechanisms.

The Medical examination centres for Residency offer a wide range of services including typing residency visa forms, conducting medical examinations and issuing Emirates ID (Departments of Preventive Medicine only). The client must provide a copy of his / her personal documents: valid passport, valid visa / residency permit, two valid white background personal photos, valid Emirates ID card (only or renewal purposes).

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Dr. Hussein Abdel Rahman Al Rand, Assistant Under-Secretary of MOHAP's Health Centres and Clinics Sector, reaffirmed that the medical fitness examination for residency purposes is one of the top prioritized services being offered by the ministry in partnership with government bodies concerned with the issuance of residency visas. It is also part of the ministry’s strategy to provide comprehensive and integrated health care using innovative and sustainable methods to protect the community against diseases.

Al Rand pointed out that the medical fitness centers are equipped with the latest equipment and devices necessary for medical tests such as blood and radiation testing devices. 

The medical and technical staff are well-trained and were qualified to perform up-to-date procedures to achieve quick and outstanding results in accordance with global specifications and standards, he further said

The ministry’s efforts in this respect are being doubled to facilitate customers’ journey, reduce the waiting time,provide medical examination services following the best methods, electronic systems and smart technologies. 

The ministry’s efforts also aim to develop health examination services for expatriate workers, enrich the customer experience and spread happiness in the community by offering smart solutions and innovative services according to the best international practices, Al Rand added.

Medical centers and packages

The Medical examination service for Residency can be availed at the Preventive Medicine Centers at Kuwait Hospital in Dubai (previously known as Al Baraha hospital), Al Ghubaiba, Kalba, Dibba Al Hasan ,Khorfakkan, Al Dhaid, Fujairah, Ras Al Khaimah, Ajman, Umm Al Quwain and the Examination Center of Expatriate Labor in the Sharjah Industrial Area.

The Medical examination service is also available at medical centers at shopping malls including Ibn Battuta Mall, Dragon Mart 2, TECOM, Spring Oasisi Area, Salah El Deen, and Al Khobaisi

The Medical examination service includes 3 packages, the first of which covers all categories excluding vaccination and female household domestic service, costing AED 260. The second package includes all categories including the vaccination, at a total fees of AED 310, meanwhile, the third package “female House Hold Domestic Service” costs AED 360.

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