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MOM to defer 6-Monthly Medical Examination for Migrant Domestic Workers and Non-Domestic Female Work Permit Holders

To ease the patient load and pressure faced by healthcare providers, especially GP clinics and polyclinics, the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) will defer the six-monthly medical examination (6ME) for Migrant Domestic Workers (MDWs) and other female Work Permit holders (WPHs).

2        Employers who received 6ME notices dated January and February 2022 for their MDWs and female WPHs, but have not sent their workers for the 6ME, will now have a longer period - until 30 April 2022 - to do so. Employers whose workers are due to receive their 6ME notices in March and April 2022 will be notified of the new 6ME date by post and e-mail from end-April instead.

3        Should employers need to send their workers to the clinics for the 6ME at this time, they will not be turned away. However, we strongly encourage employers to defer the visit unless there is a need for medical attention.