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Medical Test will be done again in KSA?

Hi,
I have a small issue with liver and my medical test is failed and I am advised to get treatment and come back in three weeks time. I am applying for KSA, Jeddah visa and wondering if I only need medical checkup in Pakistan? Or when I land there at KSA, they will do the checkup again??

Kindly confirm, as this is important for me to know.

Thanks,

they do for iqama. stool test,blood test,urine test, chest  x ray. efada services will upload about medical status

What is the findings of your liver issue? if it is hepatitis A or B then ur already unfit and u can't proceed with your job in jeddah...

Thank you both for quick feedback.

Actually my ALT (SGPT) is higher than it should be. Mine is 145 and it should be less than 45. However, the cause is not Hepatitis A or B, they are both negative. It seems either viral infection or liver size. As per my physician, it should take another three four weeks to get the levels down.

My question is, do they check ALT (SGPT) again in KSA? or if I get the visa then it's done? What if my SGPT levels are again high when they take blood sample in KSA for Iqama? Will they deport me or give me a chance to get treatment or just deport? That is what I am worried about? Please if you could guide.

Thanks in advance.

Hi again your case is not that bad, my brother works in a ship and he had several medical examination and he got the same findings about SGPT of the liver. It is fats in your liver. He always took a medication for 2 weeks and yes he's still fit to work. I work 11years in Saudi Arabia and yes blood samples is taken during medical for Igama. Don't know exactly if SGPT is included in that exam. Better ask your doctor and consult some of your friends in KSA. If you're able to leave and arrived in Saudi and found out with same, options are: 1) your employer might waived for your medical result so you could stay and get a resident permit (Igama) 2) you'll be sent home in a proper way not deportation

arabianfalcon :

Hi again your case is not that bad, my brother works in a ship and he had several medical examination and he got the same findings about SGPT of the liver. It is fats in your liver. He always took a medication for 2 weeks and yes he's still fit to work. I work 11years in Saudi Arabia and yes blood samples is taken during medical for Igama. Don't know exactly if SGPT is included in that exam. Better ask your doctor and consult some of your friends in KSA. If you're able to leave and arrived in Saudi and found out with same, options are: 1) your employer might waived for your medical result so you could stay and get a resident permit (Igama) 2) you'll be sent home in a proper way not deportation

Thank you for the detailed explanation. Much appreciated.

And it is a relief to know that Medical report can be waived off by Employer, as my employer already know this and they have no issues with this.

Now it's just if somebody here could confirm if SGPT is included in the medical exam done for Iqama in KSA? Any website with some info please?

Chest X-ray

Urine

Urine Glucose
Urine Protein
Stool Examination

Microscopic Examination
Parasites
Culture
Salmonella
Shigella
Blood Investigations

Blood Glucose
Malaria / Filaria - Blood Film
HIV 1 & 2
Hepatitis B -Surface Antigen
Anti HCV
VDRL - Qualitative
Pregnancy test for Females
Clinical Examination

Vision Check-Up - Left & Right Eye
Vision Check-Up - Left & Right Eye
Hearing Check-up
Blood Pressure Check-up
Chest & Heart Check-up
Abdomen Check-up
Derma and Venereal Disease Check-up
Psychological Disease
Neurological Disease
Hernia
Varicose Veins
Extremities

This is the complete list for the IQAMA. And I'm 100% sure, not all is done. It will depend on your employer what all tests they want you to undergo.

This is the form which is to be submitted to the ministry

Medical for iqama

Wao...Glad to know ALT will not be checked once I am in KSA :)
Employer does not bother, so think I am good to go once the visa in hand.

Thank you very much Saimans for your trouble.

Cheers.

Please I need advice.. My husband did a medical test recently and he was told he has hepatitis b..His Iqama is valid and he his almost 2 years in   saudi arabia.. When he came in 2013 he was tested and he had nothing.. Please does everyone knows lf he is faced with deportation?

saimans :

Chest X-ray

Urine

Urine Glucose
Urine Protein
Stool Examination

Microscopic Examination
Parasites
Culture
Salmonella
Shigella
Blood Investigations

Blood Glucose
Malaria / Filaria - Blood Film
HIV 1 & 2
Hepatitis B -Surface Antigen
Anti HCV
VDRL - Qualitative
Pregnancy test for Females
Clinical Examination

Vision Check-Up - Left & Right Eye
Vision Check-Up - Left & Right Eye
Hearing Check-up
Blood Pressure Check-up
Chest & Heart Check-up
Abdomen Check-up
Derma and Venereal Disease Check-up
Psychological Disease
Neurological Disease
Hernia
Varicose Veins
Extremities

This is the complete list for the IQAMA. And I'm 100% sure, not all is done. It will depend on your employer what all tests they want you to undergo.

Yes the list is correct, I have just had my medical for iqama , they only took bloods, urine, chest x ray and then b.p. With a doctor, no stool

jomcp :

Yes the list is correct, I have just had my medical for iqama , they only took bloods, urine, chest x ray and then b.p. With a doctor, no stool

I guess it depends which hospital you go as when I had done my tests for iqama two months back, they took stool as well.

shikary :
jomcp :

Yes the list is correct, I have just had my medical for iqama , they only took bloods, urine, chest x ray and then b.p. With a doctor, no stool

I guess it depends which hospital you go as when I had done my tests for iqama two months back, they took stool as well.

I guess I got lucky, maybe it's because I'm only here on dependant and not working visa, shocked that my 11 year old had to have bloods though

That's the comprehensive list, but as I told earlier some of the tests are just bypassed or may be aren't required at all.

Hi did they check for diabetes as well?

Do they check for diabetes as well, what if sugar levels are high?

They do run sugar levels test, but not sure if this would disqualify you as its not a contagious disease or anything that would mKe it impossible for you to work

Thanks for the reply.

I'm.here on a general Labour visa nd underwent a medical test for iqama first time.

My sugar us high these days and wondering they might declare me unfit as I read that gcc is banning expatriates with chronic diseases such as bp sugar etc...

Thanks

Do they test the employee and the spouse before getting the iqama?

Yes dependants and children are tested

What kind of tests once you arrive? I have a friend who went there with her husband and she did not have a chest x ray when she landed. Not sure about blood work. But, I've read otherwise. What do wives and dependents have done once they arrive?

Myself and my son, who is 12 had bloods, and chest x ray, I had urine for pregnancy and the bp done , no biggy

Thank you so much for your reply! I am confused. I know women/dependents who never had chest rays or exams once they landed in KSA (only blood work and TB test). Why do I hear both answers?

Also, I just read this. Is this correct?  http://www.saudigazette.com.sa/index.cf … 0303197422

arabianfalcon :

Hi again your case is not that bad, my brother works in a ship and he had several medical examination and he got the same findings about SGPT of the liver. It is fats in your liver. He always took a medication for 2 weeks and yes he's still fit to work. I work 11years in Saudi Arabia and yes blood samples is taken during medical for Igama. Don't know exactly if SGPT is included in that exam. Better ask your doctor and consult some of your friends in KSA. If you're able to leave and arrived in Saudi and found out with same, options are: 1) your employer might waived for your medical result so you could stay and get a resident permit (Igama) 2) you'll be sent home in a proper way not deportation

Hey,

I need to move to KSA but I am facing similar problem. I had myself tested and my ALT levels were observed to be 72 while the normal value is considered to be in the range of 50-55 according to the test.

Just read your answer here and I am looking for a similar medication. I am not having anything oily, no salts or food as a matter of fact and am trying really hard to reduce the ALT level but I want some medicine besides what I am doing in order to help.

Please let me know the name of the medicine your brother takes to reduce this level. It would be of great help actually.

I am working in UAE and my wife is working in KSA, I am Hepatitis B positive, though in am undergoing a treatment right now,.I wanna come to KSA on a dependant visa, is it possible for me to work in Saudi?

Please I will like to hear from you guys.

Thanks

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