Will DM clinics no more hold medical tests for Dubai Visa?
Getting a Dubai visa or any other Dubai PRO services for an employer, employee or the company, in general, could be a prolonged process. Although, the Dubai Government’s initiatives are well facilitated and modernized through mobile and online modes, yet to execute PRO procedures and visas in Dubai, companies prefer to appoint PRO executives or a PRO Company. However, recently the announcement made by the Dubai Municipality (DM), that medical tests will no more be conducted by the civic body, created a muddle among employers as well as some PRO companies in Dubai.
The civic authorities claimed that occupational health cards, as well as medical tests, will no longer be conducted by the Dubai Municipality, while the transact will be henceforth carried by the Dubai Health Authority (DHA). Earlier, it was customary for the Dubai Municipality’s Public Health Service Department to conduct medical tests for the employers and employees, wanting to acquire a visa in Dubai or for associated document processing. After which, the civic authority provided a medical certificate; medically related document clearance certificates or occupational medical cards – as per the tests conducted by the individuals.
As reported, these tests were conducted as a part of an agreement between the Dubai Health Authority and Dubai Municipality, which ended in 2010. However, due to a huge demand DM continued to keep up with the facilities.
Recently, an implementation has been made by the Dubai Executive Council Decision No. 17 of 2017 aiming to integrate the services and streamline the directives of the Dubai Government. Nevertheless, some legal bodies and companies offering Dubai PRO services said that pending application will be cleared by the Dubai Municipality itself, but new applicants will have to proceed with the Dubai Health Authority.
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Courtesy: Gulf News