How do I prepare for my Pre-employment medical examination?

Ruby Updated by Ruby

Before you can process your papers, you need to undergo a medical examination from DOH-accredited clinics to ensure that you are physically and mentally "fit to work" overseas.

This is also a requirement to process your Overseas Employment Certificate (OEC).

Some of the most common reasons for failing a medical examination are high blood pressure, elevated heart rate or blood sugar and some infections. Skip the anxiety and make sure to get a fit to work” clearance on your first try following these tips:

  1. Get at least 8 hours of good night's sleep for three (3) consecutive days.
  2. Keep yourself hydrated.
  3. Avoid strenuous exercise, coffee or any caffeinated products and salty foods before the examination.
  4. Fast for 10-12 hours.
  5. Schedule your medical exam 3-5 days after the last day of your menstruation to getting inaccurate results.

Maintain a healthy diet and active lifestyle to ensure best results!

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