Socso Covid-19 screening to prioritise foreign workers in construction, security sectors, says HR Minister

YB Datuk Seri Saravanan A/L Murugan

PETALING JAYA: Effective Thursday (May 14), the Covid-19 screening under the Social Security Organisation (Socso) Prihatin Screening Programme will prioritise foreign workers in the construction and security sectors that are operating in Selangor and Kuala Lumpur.

Human Resources Minister Datuk Seri M. Saravanan (pic) said the programme is for employers and workers registered with Socso under the Employee’s Social Security Act 1969 (Act 4).

Saravanan said the screening process will be carried out based on the appointments arranged between the companies and the appointed service providers, with the screening test to be done either at the workplace or at the premises of the service providers.

Saravanan said that all appointments with service providers made prior to this announcement have been postponed until further notice.

“The change is in accordance with Government’s latest directive to emphasise Covid-19 screening for foreign workers in both sectors.

“It is also in line with the guidelines set by the Health Ministry to carry out targeted screening of workers who might be considered to be at high risk, ” Saravanan said in a statement Wednesday (May 13).

The screening programme for eligible workers in both sectors is administered by the Socso, an agency under the Ministry.

For any inquiries, call 1-300-22-8000/ 03-4264 5555/ 03-8091 5100 or email

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