LMRA warns of checkup violations
Manama, July 11, 2012
The Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) has warned expat workers who have failed to take mandatory medical tests after being in the kingdom for more than six months; that they will be penalised.
About 11,600 expat workers failed to take mandatory medical tests, an LMRA study in March revealed.
Measures taken have helped bring down the number to just over 5,400. Chief executive Ausamah Al Absi said the LMRA was keen to protect Bahraini society from any health risk posed by foreign workers who failed to undergo check-up.
While the LMRA is flexible with employers who have begun registering their workers for tests, anyone who flouts the law will be penalised as people’s health can’t be compromised, he added.
The LMRA, in co-operation with Bahrain International Airport and immigration, has put in place an electronic system at the airport through which appointments for check-ups at health centres are given to new workers when they arrive, he said. – TradeArabia News Service
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