How Does a 6ME Improve the Well-Being of Your Female Foreign Domestic Worker?

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In Singapore, foreign domestic workers (FDWs) play an essential role in many households, providing invaluable support in managing daily chores and caring for family members. Ensuring their health and well-being is crucial not only for their own benefit but also for the households they serve.  One of the key measures in place to safeguard the […]

What is the Difference Between the 6ME and the Medical Check Up for Work Permits?

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Singapore’s regulatory framework for foreign workers includes stringent health screening requirements to ensure the well-being of both the workers and the community. Two critical components of this framework are the 6 monthly medical examinations (6ME) and the medical check up for work permits. This article explores the differences between these two examinations, their purposes, and […]

The Relevance of the Tests in a 6ME

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Medically Reviewed by Dr Ho Ying Jie (M.B.B.S., Singapore) Singapore has a robust system for ensuring the health and well-being of foreign workers, particularly through the implementation of the 6 monthly medical examination (6ME). This periodic health check is crucial for detecting and managing common health issues among foreign workers, ensuring they remain fit to […]

Why is 6 Months the Ideal Interval Between Medical Examinations?

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Medically Reviewed by Dr Ho Ying Jie (M.B.B.S., Singapore) In Singapore, regular medical examinations are crucial for maintaining overall health and well-being. The 6-monthly medical examination (6ME) has become a standard practice, offering individuals the opportunity to undergo comprehensive health screenings every six months.  But why is six months considered the ideal interval between medical […]