UAE issues pre-marriage health check guidelines

UAE issues pre-marriage health check guidelinesDubai, Oct 23 : The health ministry of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has published a booklet on medical check-ups to be undertaken by couples before marriage, WAM news agency reported Friday.

The booklet was launched in accordance with the personal status law issued by the UAE government in 2005. The law makes medical check-ups mandatory before marriage "to build healthy community".

Article 27 of the personal status law stipulates that a certified medical report must be obtained by both partners, showing they do not have any diseases, before a marriage certificate is issued.

The booklet is aimed at educating people about genetic diseases and the importance of pre-marriage health check-ups.(IANS)