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Post by TC8 » Tue, 12 May 2009 12:11 pm

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Post by kraxpot » Mon, 25 May 2009 5:23 pm

Not to worry, if its an old pTB scar it'll be listed on your med report as an old pTB scar....you'll still be employed

The same cannot be said though if your HIV turns out +ve.....

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Post by Nath21 » Mon, 25 May 2009 8:12 pm

I had a test for work but it got waived by the MOM so im not sure why, maybe my work share it with them I didnt ask. Got blood test, urine test, chest x-ray, quick doctor exam - blood pressure, chest cough all done. Not that I do drugs but a work friend local said if you fail a drug test in the country its an offence and you will be tried as if you had drugs on you. Someone may want to clear that up for all you party guys and girls out there.

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Post by taxico » Wed, 27 May 2009 12:04 am

kraxpot wrote:Not to worry, if its an old pTB scar it'll be listed on your med report as an old pTB scar....you'll still be employed
you'd be surprised how dim a view some countries have over scarred chests...

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Post by taxico » Wed, 27 May 2009 12:06 am

Nath21 wrote:Not that I do drugs but a work friend local said if you fail a drug test in the country its an offence and you will be tried as if you had drugs on you. Someone may want to clear that up for all you party guys and girls out there.
true...

but unless specified, a doctor won't test for banned substances. they'll test for what is required, coz anything more means added costs.

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Post by jolonicc » Sun, 31 May 2009 6:00 am

I just went through the process last week, all i had to do was pee, chest xray, blood pressure, listened to my breathing, then normal stomach test for anything weird.

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Re: EP medical examination

Post by Tas Burrfoot » Tue, 10 Nov 2009 11:51 am

ztada wrote:Hi all,

I just would like to ask if Hepa B screening is part of the medical examination for EP application. If found positive will there be an outright rejection. I have heard of TB and HIV but not sure with Hepa B if they are strict with this. Thanks.
As far as I know, Hepa B is not considered by MOM as past of their medical exam requirements. It is just basically TB and HIV, sometimes these are waived as per the other posters here.
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Post by amarettoSour » Tue, 10 Nov 2009 1:26 pm

I just did mine and all they had me do was blood work (for HIV testing), general physical exam (they took my blood pressure, listened to my breathing and did that stomach tapping thing) and Chest X-Ray (for TB?). I got it done at Raffles Hospital at Bugis and both cost me SGD 47-ish... and that's without the same day result. easy and quick. I think I did all that in just under two hours.
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Post by nakatago » Tue, 10 Nov 2009 1:30 pm

I just thought I'd throw this in too...

I'm on a P2 pass; when I arrived Singapore, the only medical thing I did was sign a declaration that I'm healthy. No BP, no exam, not even stepping into a clinic...nothing.*

I even brought the results of a medical examination from one I had months ago from my previous employer. I volunteered to submit them to reinforce my signed declaration. I was told it was not needed.

*on another note, I recently went to a doctor because I think I had tunnel carpal syndrome. I told the doctor why I think I do and he didn't even verify my "diagnosis"--I'm a software engineer. He signed a prescription and instructed me to get my drugs before leaving.
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Post by jpatokal » Tue, 10 Nov 2009 9:56 pm

nakatago wrote:I just thought I'd throw this in too...

I'm on a P2 pass; when I arrived Singapore, the only medical thing I did was sign a declaration that I'm healthy. No BP, no exam, not even stepping into a clinic...nothing.*
Correct. AFAIK P1 and P2 holders do not need medical exams, although this may also depend on your country of origin...?
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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 10 Nov 2009 10:03 pm

I always been under the impression it was based on country of origin as well. Especially countries that have high incidences of TB & Hepatitis.
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Post by nakatago » Wed, 11 Nov 2009 12:23 am

I'm from the Philippines so I think me not having an exam is because of that.

Go figure.
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Post by SugarHill155 » Sun, 22 Nov 2009 9:24 pm

Has anyone coming in on a P1 Pass had to actually take a test? Everyone I know just signed a declaration.

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Post by econoMIC » Mon, 23 Nov 2009 5:13 pm

I know quite a few people who had to and it is only $40, so not worth mentioning really. It depends on your nationality etc. though.
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Post by carteki » Tue, 24 Nov 2009 10:15 am

sundaymorningstaple wrote:I always been under the impression it was based on country of origin as well. Especially countries that have high incidences of TB & Hepatitis.
I come from a country with one of the highest incidences of HIV - no test :)

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