The Mumbai police on Thursday registered a case against Khadamat Integrated Solutions Pvt Ltd following complaints that the agency was charging huge amounts for medical screening of the nurses selected by the Kuwait Ministry of Health (MoH).
According to the police officials here, they received information from their counterparts in Mumbai that a raid was conducted at the agency’s office in Mumbai.
“It was following the complaint lodged by nurses selected for Kuwait MoH that the raid was conducted by the Mumbai police. The allegation was that the agency was charging `23,000 for the medical screening in place of `3,000,” a police official said. The officials of the agency maintained that it was due to the new medical screening process that the charges have been increased.
According to them, earlier the nurses, after undergoing medical screening in India had to undergo another test while arriving at Kuwait, which was very expensive.
Khadamat has been authorised to conduct the medical screening after which the selected nurses do not have to go for another screening at Kuwait. Other than Khadamat, no other agencies have been authorised by Kuwait MoH to conduct medical screening test in India.
The Kochi City Police had also registered a case against the same agency for extracting high charges from the nurses for the medical test last month. Following this the agency decided to stop its operation in Kochi. Since then nurses were depending on centres of the agency in Chennai and Mumbai for medical screening.