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Employment Pass medical

Post by ceej1979 » Fri, 26 Feb 2010 12:01 am

Hi,

I already have my job, visa acceptance. Basically just need to do their medical, show them my degree to seal the deal.

Medically, I had to spend about 3 days in hospital, about 10 years ago, so they could diagnose a problem I was having with some of my joints. It was basically just inflammation in the joints, that was easily treatable with a once a week pill.

Since then, I’ve obviously just been declared fit to work, and have been back in full time employment ever since, with no further problems.

My medical treatment these days is just seeing a GP once a year, to check that everything is good basically.

I have a cousin in Singapore already, and he’s insured me that the medical they do over there is little more than checking that you don’t have HIV and things like that. And basically not to worry about it. They aren’t going to make a big deal out of previous illnesses. You know, bearing in mind I’ve been signed off as fit to work in the UK for a long time.

At the same time, my cousin is designer, with next to no knowledge of HR, as far as I’m aware! And from a family prone to over confidence(myself included)!

I’m just assuming there are people here working in HR, who have a lot more experience with things like this. And know the general rules.

As in, they aren’t going to turn me away as I take a bit of medication (like one pill a week), and had a few medical problems as a teenager?

Part of me’s kind of thinking I should be proactive with this, and should be talking to my new companies people. The other’s kind of thinking, why should I be talking about confidential stuff like this if it’s not actually relevant?

So I just want to know whether it is relevant?!

thanks

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Post by ceej1979 » Fri, 26 Feb 2010 12:03 am

I just kind of mean, if I decided to go into the medical, and not tell them anything about my past, there isn't anything that's going to be any problems with it.

As in, I run half marathons, triathalons. Physically I'm in probably above average shape.

At the same time, I sort of want to just be up front.

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Post by Tas Burrfoot » Fri, 26 Feb 2010 1:20 am

As far as I know different companies have different requirements here as far as medical check-up is concerned.

MOM on the other hand is only concerned about whether or not you have HIV and TB.

Paging SMS, he might have some insights...
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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 26 Feb 2010 7:05 am

Tas is correct. It's mainly HIV & TB they are looking for. Possibly they screen for Hepatitis as well (the bad one) A lot depends on the country you are coming from as well.

They also wanna make sure you aren't coming into the country with one foot in the grave and the other on a banana peel. :lol:
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Post by nakatago » Fri, 26 Feb 2010 9:25 am

Hey, if luck would have it (or depending on your pass type; if it's good or bad, YMMV), you don't even have to show up in a clinic. For my case, even if I'm from a third world country, I just had to declare that there's nothing medically wrong with me.

...psychologically, it's a whole different story. :cool:
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Post by ScoobyDoes » Fri, 26 Feb 2010 3:05 pm

Usually just a Blood Test and Chest X-Ray, done.

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Post by Singapore Saint » Mon, 15 Mar 2010 9:59 am

I had the medical last week, and the main parts are still HIV and TB. I had spent 5 days in Hospital 3-4yrs ago in Singapore, and apart from asking what it was for, nothing else was said, nothing appeared about it in the paperwork that goes to the MOM, so I think you'll be ok.

If you're worried about it, let me know and I'll give you the details of the clinic I went to.

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