Bahrain's Labour Authority: Health checks for employees of 6,900 establishments

Employers are required to ensure their workers undergo the medical tests every two years

  
Business people with protective face mask standing in line with social distancing for temperature check in office post covid-19 pandemic reopening. Image used for illustrative purpose.

Business people with protective face mask standing in line with social distancing for temperature check in office post covid-19 pandemic reopening. Image used for illustrative purpose.

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Employees working at around 6,900 establishments are required to undergo periodic mandatory medical tests, said the Labour Market Regulatory Authority.

LMRA deputy chief executive for operations and IT systems Ali Mohammed Al Kooheji stressed the authority’s keenness to implement the measure which applies to employees working at industrial and trading establishments.

“The role of the authority is to ensure the mandatory measure is implemented and check the compliance of establishments,” he said.

He stressed the government’s keenness to support public health, protect people from contracting communicable diseases and ensure the safety of society.

The Health Ministry had issued an edict stipulating the mandatory periodic medical tests for employees working at industrial and trading establishments related to public health.

Under the edict, employers are required to ensure their workers undergo the medical tests every two years to ensure they are free from communicable diseases.

The targeted establishments include hair salons, beauty and massage parlours, food outlets, hotels and other establishments.

Details of the edict are available on the LMRA portal www.lmra.bh.

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