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UAE (United Arab Emirates) to step up screening of foreign workers:

This article was originally published in Clinica

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The UAE's national consultative council has called for foreign nationals to be screened more thoroughly for infectious diseases upon entering the country. It has proposed setting up a series of special medical centres to perform the diagnoses. The council is concerned that the number of infectious diseases among foreign domestic servants has increased. Health minister Hamad Abdul Rahman has also insisted that expatriates must carry health cards in order to receive healthcare "without difficulty and at a reasonable price". He added that not possessing such a card was a violation of a cabinet decision passed in 1995.

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