GAMCA, or the Gulf Cooperation Council Approved Medical Centers Association, is a consortium of medical centers that are authorized to perform medical examinations for foreign workers who intend to work in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries.
GAMCA medical examinations are mandatory for all foreign workers who are applying for work visas to the GCC countries.
The examinations are designed to ensure that foreign workers are free of infectious diseases and are physically and mentally fit to work in the GCC countries.
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List of GAMCA Approved Medical Examination Centers in the World
The following is a list of GAMCA approved medical examination centers in the world:
|Afghanistan||Kabul||Afghan Medical Center|
|Egypt||Cairo||Mediclinic International Hospital|
|Ethiopia||Addis Ababa||Global Hospital|
|Ghana||Accra||Medifem Multi-Specialist Hospital|
|India||Delhi||Max Super Specialty Hospital|
|Jordan||Amman||Arab Medical Center|
|Kenya||Nairobi||Aga Khan University Hospital|
|Lebanon||Beirut||American University of Beirut Medical Center|
|Nepal||Kathmandu||Norvic International Hospital|
|Pakistan||Islamabad||Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital & Research Centre|
|Pakistan||Karachi||Aga Khan University Hospital|
|Pakistan||Lahore||The Indus Hospital|
|Philippines||Manila||St. Luke’s Medical Center|
|Sri Lanka||Colombo||Asiri Central Hospital|
|Sudan||Khartoum||Royal Care International Hospital|
|Tanzania||Dar es Salaam||Aga Khan Hospital|
|Turkey||Istanbul||Florence Nightingale Hospital|
How to Book a GAMCA Medical Examination
To book a GAMCA medical examination, you can contact the GAMCA approved medical center in your country.
You will need to provide your personal information, passport details, and contact information.
You will also need to pay a fee for the examination.
What to Expect During a GAMCA Medical Examination
A GAMCA medical examination typically includes the following tests:
- Physical examination
- Blood tests
- Urine tests
- Chest X-ray
- HIV test
- Hepatitis B test
- Hepatitis C test
- Syphilis test
- Tuberculosis test
If you have any medical conditions, you should inform the doctor before the examination.
You should also bring any relevant medical records with you to the examination.
After the GAMCA Medical Examination
Once you have completed the GAMCA medical examination, you will receive a medical report.
The medical report will contain the results of your tests and a statement of your fitness to work in the GCC countries.
You will need to submit the medical report to your visa sponsor or employer.
You can check GAMCA Medical Examination report status online also.
Conclusion: Tips for Passing a GAMCA Medical Examination
- Be honest with the doctor about your medical history.
- Bring any relevant medical records with you to the examination.
- Fast for at least 8 hours before the examination.
- Drink plenty of water before and after the examination.
- Avoid alcohol and caffeine in the 24 hours before the examination.
- Get a good night’s sleep before the examination.