Meeting ongoing MOM requirements
During your FDW’s employment, you are responsible to send her for a medical screening every six months. This medical examination screens for pregnancy and infectious diseases such as syphilis, HIV and tuberculosis. This is known as your six-monthly medical examination (6ME) for the foreign domestic worker (FDW).
The 6ME test results must be certified by a Singapore-registered doctor. You must pay for the 6ME and any medical expenses arising from it.
The 6ME letters from MOM will state the tests your helper needs to do:
Pregnancy Every 6 months
Syphilis Every 6 months
HIV Every 2 years
Tuberculosis Once, upon 2 years of stay in Singapore
Exceptions to medical screening requirement
You will receive a notification letter and 6ME form by post when your helper’s 6ME is due. Just ensure to send her for the 6ME before the due date. How to deal with the following situations when the 6ME is due:
– When your helper is away on overseas leave, you can request to postpone it until she returns.
– You can choose not to send your helper for the 6ME if you are sending her home within 1 month after the 6ME is due.
– If you intend to keep her more than 1 month after her 6ME is due, you need to apply for a waiver.
It is important that when your FDW did not pass her 6ME, you must cancel her work permit and send her home immediately.
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Just a quick recap, out of the four tests required under 6ME requirement, two of them need to be fulfilled every six monthly.
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