Over 422,000 people underwent medical examination in the first quarter of this year, where several were detected with HIV (AIDS) and tuberculosis (TB), reported Arabic daily 'Emarat Al Youm'.
The Medical Fitness Centers of Dubai Health Authority conducted these tests on those who wish to apply for a new residence visa or renew their old ones.
The tests were also conducted on labourers belonging to six different fields like maids, hair dressers, nannies, beauticians and those who work at restaurants, said Maisa’a Al Bustani, Director of Medical Fitness center.
Some of those examined also showed symptoms of Hepatitis C.
Maisa’a added that incase a person was diagnosed with AIDS he was sent in for another round of examinations to confirm the results.
Those suffering from AIDS and TB are sent back to their home countries, she added.