You will be screened/tested for four diseases (Tuberculosis, Malaria, HIV/AIDS and Filariasis) at In-bound Health Assessment center (IHAC)
You can access for health benefits at government health institutions
Health protection plan does not entitle the persons access to hospitalization for non-emergencies or treatments in private hospitals
New Arrivals - Apply for health protection plan within seven days (07) of entry into the country
Renewals - Apply one month before the expiry of Residence Visa
“Tuberculosis (TB) is an infectious disease commonly caused by the bacillus Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Majority of cases affects the lungs (Pulmonary TB), and lesser in other part of body (Extra pulmonary TB).” All the applicants come to IHU will undergone a chest X-ray (except pregnant ladies and children below 11 years ) and those who have X-ray changes will be tested sputum for rapid test (GeneXpert) and sputum culture for the confirmation of the diseases.
“Malaria is a life-threatening infection caused by a micro-organism and transmitted by mosquitoes, from infected humans to others.” All the applicants come to IHU are screened by Screening test - Malaria Rapid Diagnostic Test (RDT) and those who are screening positives will be confirmed by blood films.
“It is a viral infection transmitted from diseased humans to healthy persons through sexual contact, contact with infected body fluids and sharing of Intravenous (IV) drug injection needles and syringes.” All the applicants will be screened for HIV using rapid diagnostic test (RDT) as Antigen Antibody Combo Test and screened positive persons will be undergone another RDT. Western blot test will be done as confirmatory test for the screening positive persons.
“Filariasis, also known as elephantiasis, is a disease caused by a worm, which invades the lymphatic system of the human body, and causes long term disabilities and deformities. It is also transmitted by mosquitoes from infected persons to others.” All applicants come from the Filariasis endemic countries will be screened for filariasis by using Filariasis Strip Test (FTS). Applicants from endemic countries from Brugia malayi will be screened with Filariasis Antibody Test for (FAT). Screened positive persons will be undergone a night blood film as a confirmatory test.
(Ensure that you arrive 30 minutes before that given time on given date)
In-bound Migration Health Assessment Center
80A, 10th floor, IBSL Building,
+94 011 220 9600
(Parking facilities are not available at the IBSL Premises)