Work Permit Medical Check-Up
For semi skilled foreign workers to be allowed to work in certain sectors, a medical checkup is required to check if one’s fit for the applied post. However, the criteria of the medical fitness may differ from job to job that one has applied for.
The Complete Medical Examination Process To Apply For A Work Permit
The work permit foreign worker’s Passport along with the In-Principle Approval Form and Medical Form needs to be presented and either cash payment or nets-payment from the work permit foreign worker will need to be paid. The work permit foreign worker can then wait while until the registration process is completed.
The work permit foreign worker will then be registered in the clinic system and the front desk would get the print out the work permit foreign worker’s receipt and name labels.
The In-principle approval form and passport will then be returned to the work permit foreign worker along with the official receipt and name labels. Thereafter, the work permit foreign worker will be taken to the Measurements Station and will be attended by a nurse.
The medical check requirements of the work permit foreign worker which will differ depending on the pass one is applying for will be checked by a nurse at the clinic with a series of measurement tests such as to check one’s height, weight, blood pressure, eyesight accuracy and one’s urine for pregnancy (Females only), sugar and albumin levels (male and female).
For work permit foreign worker falls within the category of “Driver”, “Electrician” or a similar job that requires one to differentiate colours, a colour vision test would be conducted wherein one has to identify various images correctly to pass this particular test. If one fails this test, one’s medical check for this particular job would fail completely and there would be no need to proceed further to the other tests.
After the measurements have been taken, it will be time for the work permit foreign worker to answer a series of questions pertaining to one’s medical history and thereafter, the declaration portion of the medical form will be signed. Also, the work permit foreign worker record form of the clinic wherein all the measurement records have been recorded will need to be signed by the work permit foreign worker.
During this whole measurement process, our full time doctor will be doing physical examinations on every work permit foreign worker and also to supervise his nurses when they carry out the measurement tests to ensure quality assurance. Once all the measurements are taken and the medical forms signed by the work permit foreign worker, the work permit foreign worker will then proceed to take their chest x-ray. The work permit foreign worker will also be passed a tube or a couple of tubes for their blood test.
The entire process of measurement would be conducted by nurses under the supervision of qualified doctors to ensure quality assurance. After the nurse has taken all the measurement and the medical forms have been signed by the Work permit foreign worker, he will then be taken for the chest X Ray and blood tests.
At the X-Ray Imaging station, the work permit foreign worker to remove his shirt inside the x-ray room and the work permit foreign worker will be positioned properly by the radiographer for the x-ray image to be taken.
For female work permit foreign workers, one would need to remove her top (including her bra) and to change into our x-ray gown inside the female changing room. After she wears the x-ray gown, the radiographer will position her inside the x-ray room and take the X Ray image.
The work permit foreign worker to hold their breath upon the instruction of the radiographer and have their lungs filled with air for an accurate chest x-ray imaging.
Normally, the process doesn’t really take much time and after the X ray imaging is completed, the work permit foreign worker can wear one’s clothes back and proceed to the final step of blood test at the blood taking station.
Testing for HIV, VDRL, Malaria Parasite or any other required blood test will need blood samples drawn from the work permit foreign worker at the blood taking station. For standard tests such as HIV, VDRL or Malaria Parasite, only 1 tube of blood will be drawn. Most importantly, our very experienced nurse and certified phlebotomist trainer would conduct the process which is why you can expect it to be painless. If only one has very weak blood flow or extremely tiny veins, the process may take more than normal time.
A plaster will be placed after the blood is drawn which the work permit foreign worker will need will to apply a little pressure for about 5 minutes before the plaster could be removed. Thereafter, the work permit foreign worker would be allowed to leave the clinic.