Nepal: Seafarer’s Pre Employment Medical Examination Programme (PEME)
Our examination and test criteria are selected based on the risks we observe in seafarers. The risks differ from one person to another due to diets, biological variations, cultures etc. Thus, the tests will be tailored accordingly. We collate & correlate the test results to precisely identify the health problem or health risks that form a better picture of the seafarer’s health. All the required pre-medical fitness examinations of seafarers are done at our institution. In order to enhance the quality of the Pre-Employment Medical Examination (PEME) in the Nepal, NITA started a PEME programme in 2015. The programme helps members’ select healthy crew. We are provided with an approved clinic, capable of performing high quality examinations. The seafarer undergoes a thorough examination to reveal any health risk and, if necessary, is given advice on how to take care of his/her health.
Validity of PEME
The validity period Seafarer’s PEME is 12 months.
Benefit for our members/Seafarers Family Members
The seafarer undergoes thorough examination to reveal any health risk & if necessary, is given advice on how to take care of his/her health. Beside this, we have provision for our members/seafarers family members also. We help Seafarers family members to get appointment at clinics/hospitals/doctors, accompany them for check-ups & help them to take the required medical tests as suggested by clinics/hospitals/doctors also at nominal charge.
What does the PEME include?
The examination and test criteria are selected based on the risks we see in our claims statistics. Risks differ from one nationality to another due to local diet, local customs or way of life in general. The tests will be tailored accordingly.
For the Seafarer’s Health Screening, we have found that the following list that covers the main risks:
|A medical declaration|
|Biochemical examination of the blood|
|Body morphology (BMI)|
|Cardiac risk factor calculation|
|Chest x-ray and lung function|
|Complete blood test (CBC/FBC)|
|HIV I and II testing|
|Identity of seafarer|
|Liver function test|
|Pregnancy test (when appropriate)|
|Ultrasound examination of the kidneys and bladder|
|Virology TPHA RPR - Syphilis test|
|Visual testing and colour blindness|
|Yellow fever vaccination|