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WORK PERMIT MEDICAL
Work Permit New Application or Renewal
Medical Examination for Foreign Workers or Maid Check ups .
Health Screening or Pre-employment Medical Examination for Foreign Domestic Helpers [ FDW ] / maids & other Foreign workers are part of Statutory Medical Examinations required by Ministry of Manpower before they are allowed to work in Singapore. Work Permit can only be issued if the foreign workers have passed the medical examinations in Singapore. This is to ensure that they are fit to work in Singapore. After which, they will be able to start working in Singapore with the medical report stating that they are in a clean slate of health & that they will not endanger themselves or others.
The examples of the Types of Statutory Medical Examinations include:
MOM Work Permit application ( New application/ Renewal )
Employment Pass ( EP )
Permanent Resident Medical
Long Term Visit Pass Medical
Ministry of Manpower Maid Employment Medical Check-up, FDW Work Permit Medical
Six-monthly medical examination ( 6ME ) for maid.
You are welcome to have your 1st application or renewal application for work permit at our clinic.
At Little Cross Family Clinic, we understand the problems of being ill and consequently being unable to work. We know that it can be extremely stressful, especially when you catch an illness or have an unexpected injury. No matter what your circumstances are, we try to help you at our work permit check-up clinic based in Singapore. There are a number of reasons why you may need your work permit renewed, which is why we provide work permit renewal medical check ups, to help you inform your employer that you are ready for work in Singapore.
At Little Cross Family Clinic, we know that both mental and physical problems may keep you from working. We take both into consideration during your work permit renewal, ensuring that we take all factors into consideration. Here are some of the key aspects that our team look out for.
Mental Health Problems
In the busy modern working environment, mental health problems have become more common than ever before in history. Research suggests that up to one in every seven individuals have experienced mental health problems whilst working. In many circumstances, such problems, often related to stress can cause absence from work. In general, the average employee takes a total of seven sick days each year, up to 40% can be due to mental health problems.
This is caused by a myriad of different situations and can result in complete burnout if the time is not taken off to recover.
Some of the main reasons due to mental health may consider the following:
Workload demands, sometimes employees are given far too much to do at work, which prevents them from being able to rest and relax even when out of work. This causes significant stress and can result in a meltdown.
Job security, as employees fear for losing their job. This is common during turbulent times in the economy, as many employees are in fear that they will lose the job that they are financially dependent on.
Work relationship. Sometimes in the workplace poor working relationships can cause problems for an employee. This is commonly found in situations of workplace bullying, in which a particular member of staff are being harassed or bullied by another.
Work-life balance. If any employee is consistently overworking, they will soon find themselves in a bad place. Without the right balance, employees can develop a number of mental health problems which will significantly increase the time they spend off of work.
Physical Health Problems
Physical health problems can be caused by a wide range of reasons. In the past, such problems were associated with manual jobs, in which employees may injure themselves at work, or will experience pain as a direct result of the work they are doing. However, new research suggests that employees in office jobs can also experience a number of physical symptoms as they are working in the same position all day. Here are the most common reasons for being physically unable to work.
Acute medical conditions. Acute medical conditions often occur very fast and have a devastating impact on the employee. This can involve anything from a stroke, asthma attack or a broken bone. Such a condition will often mean that you are unable to work for a number of weeks, if not months at a time due to the pain.
Musculoskeletal injuries can often prevent people from being able to work due to pains in the ligaments or tendons. They can be caused by a physical injury at the workplace or an ongoing condition preventing you from working.
Back pain is one of the most common injuries that people experience. They can be caused by a wide range of problems and can result in other problems such as a lack of sleep.
No matter what you are experiencing, our team of professionals can help you to get your work permit renewed. If you are now healthy to work, or you are unable to work due to your condition, we can provide you with a permit should we believe that your symptoms are or are no longer impacting you.
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