Pre-employment health checks for expatriates privatized

PRIVATISATION of pre-employment medical tests for newly-hired expatriates in Bahrain is expected to bring down Health Ministry’s spending in this sector by more than 50 per cent. It will now have to spend only BD20 per employee for standard medical services, compared with the BD50 earlier, according to officials. Continue reading

Expat medical system to be upgraded

The Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) and Health Ministry decided to develop the existing medical checkup for expatriate manpower and link the system with the GCC medical checkup system for expatriate workers that is scheduled to be launched in January 2012. The decision was made during a high-level meeting on October 17. Continue reading