The Ministry of Health has stopped medical examinations of domestic workers when renewing their residences until new healthy centers are inaugurated, said a senior MoH official on Tuesday.
Freezing the medical examinations of domestic workers aimed at waiting until finalizing a strategy of this dossier, Assistant Undersecretary for Public Health Dr. Majda Al-Qattan told KUNA in a statement.
The move will give an opportunity to the ministry to complete installation of equipment and be logistically ready to receive large numbers of medical examiners, she added.
The new centers, which are going to be opened soon, will be established in accordance with the state-of-the-art equipment, so as to facilitate and organize examinations that are considered the pillars of health security because they contribute to protecting families from diseases, she noted.
Meanwhile, Interior Ministry's Director General of Residency Affairs Major General Talal Marafi stressed in a press statement that the huge number of domestic workers led to the halt of medical examinations by the MoH, with the aim of providing further preparations and requirements.