BreakingNews August 10, 2013 - Discrimination and outdated law of Dubai (U.A.E) for Tuberculosis Patients

 [ Masterweb Reports: Charanjeet Singh reports ] - This report is in the favor of a common man who is going to visit or work in Dubai (or any gulf country) and gets cheated by their health authorities claiming that he is sick without any written certificate. When he returns to his home country and do all necessary checkups, he was found perfect certified by Asia's biggest hospital in New Delhi, India.


This man was deported by Dubai because of their personal and outdated laws. My name is Charanjeet Singh, an Indian national and a former resident and an Ex-Banker. Year 2003 to 2006 I was working in India in a multi national bank. And since April 2006 to October 2011 working in U.A.E without any issue in my health. 3rd March 2013 I came back to Dubai and joined a new job in a law firm in D.I.F.C. (Dubai International Financial Centre). On 4th March 2013, I went for medical test at D.I.F.C.


18 days later i.e. on 22nd March 2013 at al Muhaisna medical centre that comes under D.H.A (Dubai Health Authority) suspected that i have old T.B and I was deported immediately. Countless others are getting deported just due to a scar in their lungs. Neither I, while working and staying in my home country or Dubai, nor my parents had any kind of T.B infection in their lifetime. To prove myself I have already done skin test (Mantoux) twice and both times it was Negative. First time at Dubai when i noticed nurse writing on my card as negative, U.A.E did not issue me any report so that I can prove you my test reports nor they give it to anyone from any country and second time at A.I.I.M.S.


I went to A.I.I.M.S (All India Institute of Medical Sciences)hospital at New Delhi and done all my checkups i.e. Skin test (Mantoux), Chest x-ray, Blood test, 3 times Sputum test and a Chest C.T scan too on special advise by senior doctor to have a close look at the scar. Based on my test reports, A.I.I.M.S issued me the Certificate stating that I do not have any active T.B. Senior doctors (A.I.I.M.S) asked me why did they deported you when there is no sign of T.B in our body? D.H.A does guess work on T.B on the basis of mere x.ray film. Telling you the fact as it is!


I really felt humiliation from U.A.E and felt depressed about this brutal and outdated law of deporting the patients just like a prisoner after he completes his punishment. I never expected this kind of behavior from U.A.E as happened with me. D.H.A was not ready to give me anything about my sickness in written! Why it was concealed from me? What does this reflect? Present circumstances reminds me the malpractice of untouchability existed five decades ago, where in an individual was deliberately excluded from social interaction permanently. If U.A.E health authorities are really scared from heart to help these patients, at least they should not treat them like prisoners, deporting them back to their home country with permanent ban to enter U.A.E just because of a small suspected scar.


Assuming the current scenario in the future, i will never suggest any citizen of my country to work and visit U.A.E whether they provide double pay of what your are getting in your home country. Finally, they will be the culprit if they still go and get kicked in case they are sick with T.B. in the mid of their growing career just and just because of U.A.E's adamant laws. Disease may happen to anyone at any time don't know what would be the emotional cause behind that disease. Today it's my turn; tomorrow could be the ignoring readers from different countries!! I request U.A.E to remove the sickness from U.A.E instead of removing sick.


Your support will be highly appreciated to write something for this moral cause!


Charanjeet Singh
Mob: +91 9560728263
New Delhi [India]


*Photo Caption – Map of United Arab Emirates (U.A.E) showing Dubai.

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