Seafarer's PEME Screening


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:

Included Tests
Name Description
A medical declaration  
Audiometry  
Biochemical examination of the blood  
Body morphology (BMI)  
Cardiac risk factor calculation  
Chest x-ray and lung function  
Complete blood test (CBC/FBC)  
Dental examination  
Drug testing  
Electrocardiogram  
Faecal examination  
Genital examination  
Hepatitis test  
HIV I and II testing  
Identity of seafarer  
Liver function test  
Physical examination  
Pregnancy test (when appropriate)  
Psychological evaluation  
Ultrasound examination of the kidneys and bladder  
Urinalysis  
Virology TPHA RPR - Syphilis test  
Visual testing and colour blindness  
Yellow fever vaccination  
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