88 Expatriates with infectious diseases to be deported from Jordan

Jordan

Published: 2018-05-01 17:44

Last Updated: 2018-05-01 19:15


There are 88 expats in Jordan who suffer from an infectious disease. (Novartis)
There are 88 expats in Jordan who suffer from an infectious disease. (Novartis)
Roya News Source

The Ministry of Health announced that there are 88 expats in Jordan who suffer from an infectious disease.

Ibrahim Mashayekh, Head of the Department of Chest Diseases and Expatriate Health, said that those expats are infected with diseases such as AIDS, Tuberculosis and Hepatitis B.

Statistics released by the Ministry revealed that in the first quarter of 2018, 41 expats were diagnosed with Tuberculosis, 25 with Hepatitis B and 22 with AIDS.

Mashayekh said that those expats will be deported from Jordan in coordination with the Ministry of Interior. He added that some of those infected are housemaids from different nationalities.

However, Mashayekh noted that Syrian refugees and Gazans residing in the Kingdom will not be deported if they were found to be suffering from an infectious disease; they will be treated by the Ministry of Health instead.