Roadshows to create awareness on health screening

  • Metro News
  • Friday, 03 Aug 2018

Participants listening attentively at a roadshow organised by Fomema at Setia Indah Convention Centre in Setia Tropika, Johor Baru.

JOHOR BARU: The Foreign Workers Medical Examination Monitoring Agency (Fomema) wants to reach out to employers through roadshows to create better awareness on its operations concerning health screening procedures for foreign workers.

President and chief executive officer Datuk Mohd Hatar Ismail said its roadshows to be held in various locations in the country served as a platform to provide related information to employers on matters pertaining to their foreign workers.

“Employers can also register their workers online round-the-clock,” he said during a roadshow here.

He said that more employers had opted to register their workers online.

Hatar advised employers against employing illegal foreign workers.

“Without going through the mandatory health screening procedures, we cannot stop the spread of contagious diseases in the country,” he said.

He said all documented foreign workers were required to undergo three rounds of medical examinations – first in their country of origin before coming to Malaysia and another check-up after a month of arriving in the country, and yearly examination for the first two years.

“Starting from January this year, additional compulsory health screening for foreign workers once every two years has also been implemented,” said Hatar.

The roadshow which started in Kuala Lumpur will also take place in Melaka, Penang and Pahang soon.

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