According to GAMCA clinics, these are the diseases that will make OFWs unfit to work in Dubai and other Middle East countries:


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


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