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Chest X-ray mandatory for renewal of work visa: MoH

Chest X-ray mandatory for renewal of work visa: MoH

Speaking to Muscat Daily
, an official at the ministry mentioned, “From April 1, the requirement for chest X-ray has been made mandatory for employment visas.”

The X-ray is to be carried out at authorized private healthcare centres just before going to the MoH centres for blood test. “All are requested to have chest X-ray posteroanterior (PA) view done at approved private medical centres in Oman. The report has to be brought at the time of medical fitness examination at our centres effective April 1, 2019,” study a notice at the ministry’s Darsait centre.

Chest X-ray aids detect strains of tuberculosis (TB) present in lungs. To totally eradicate TB from Oman, the Ministry of Health has stepped up measures to manage the communicable illness.

Mohammed, an Egyptian and a resident of Muscat mentioned, “I had gone to the MoH centre in Darsait for blood test for my visa renewal on Sunday morning and this is when I came to know about this new rule.”

Renewal of visa utilized to expense RO371 and right after the X-ray requirement it will go up by RO10, mentioned a public relations officer of a media home.

Information Source: Muscat Daily

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