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Expats who fail medical tests face fine Labs in Cairo, India, Jordan under microscope

 KUWAIT CITY, Aug 22: Undersecretary at the Ministry of Health Dr Khalid Al-Sahlawi confirmed that the ministry will impose fines on the expatriates who fail medical tests at the laboratory allotted for expatriate personnel if proven they have contagious diseases, reports Al-Rai daily.

He explained that the ministry will fine each laborer KD 500 if medical test confirms he/she has infectious disease, indicating the lab that examined the concerned laborers in their respective home countries will be fined sums equal to the price of air ticket for repatriation of the violator.

He confirmed accuracy of recent report about examining laborers in Egypt and imposing fines on labs in Cairo, as part of strict measures for checking laborers who enter the country.

He disclosed the ministry has it in mind to change the overseas labs in charge of examining expatriate personnel in the coming phase, especially the labs in Cairo, India and Jordan. He further stressed the ministry’s keenness to bring in laborers who are medically fit and will harness all available resources to achieve the goal without showing any leniency to violators.

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