Seafarers Health Center ( Cruise Medical Exam)
In order to enhance the quality of the Pre-Employment Medical Examination (PEME) in the Nepal, NITA started a PEME programme to help members’ select healthy crew in 2015. Located in the heart of the city Maharajgunj, Kathmandu, could be a suitable health institution to provide Seafarers Medical Check-up.
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.
We provide international certifications for seafarer’s medical examination under ILO, MLC, BMA for Seafarers Norwegian Cruise line, Apollo Group cruise, Star Cruise, Genting Hong Kong (GHK), MPA Singapore, Seven Seas, Marshall Island, Adora Cruises (CSSC Carnival Cruise Shipping) etc.
Seafarers Medical Check-up (PEME) PEME necessary
Seafarers spend a significant amount of time at sea in extreme weather. Thus, they are likely to acquire illnesses at any time. They can increase risks of accidents, poor health, anxiety and stress, and general fatigue. The shipping industry requires comprehensive seafarer medical check-up to reduce risks to other crew members and for the safe operation of the ship, as well as to safeguard their personal health and safety.
Why NITA Medical?
Nita Polyclinic & Diagnostic Center is a Nepal First MLC 2006 Regulation 1.2 certified Healthcare for Providing Pre-Sea and Periodic Medical Fitness Examinations & Certifications.
Our medical professional and staff can make sure that seafarers receive the medical attention that they need and that they are physically qualified to work offshore. 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 under guidance on the medical examination and certification requirements for seafarers in accordance with the Bahamas Merchant Shipping Act, International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers 1978, as amended, (STCW) and the International Labour Organisation (ILO) Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC 2006) requirements.
Nita Polyclinic & Diagnostic Center, recognized and approved medical center by Government of Nepal, Ministry of Health & Population & National Public Health Laboratory, Ministry of Labour, Employment and Social Security, which has been permitted to conduct health screening to the Employee seekers, Seafarers, Travelers, Students (pursue their studies in third countries) and to other migrants.
Nita Polyclinic & Diagnostic Center is an ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015 certified health institute for providing Healthcare & Diagnostic Laboratory with Radiology Services which can provide a high quality of health service at an affordable cost.
Seafarer’s Pre-Employment Medical Examination(PEME) include-
A medical declaration
Physical and Systematic examination
Body morphology (BMI)
Visual testing and color blindness
Cardiac risk factor calculation: Electrocardiogram (ECG), Cholesterol, Triglycerides
Diabetes mellitus: Blood sugar, Urine: Glucose and Ketone
Chest X-ray, Tuberculin skin test(Mantoux) for TB
Serology: VDRL, TPHA (Syphilis test), HBsAg, Anti HCV, HIV
Complete blood test (CBC/FBC)
Liver function test: Bilirubin Total/Direct, SGPT, SGOT
Kidney function test: Urea, Creatinine, Uric Acid
Alcohol & Drug testing: THC, COC, AMPH, Opiates etc.
Stool Routine examination (if required)
Pregnancy test (when appropriate)
Any other Specific investigation and Vaccinations required by recruiting cruise line/company need extra cost according to the requirements.
Further tests/investigations should be done (only) if there is any reason to suspect abnormalities that need to be clarified before endorsing “FIT” for sea duty.
Applicants are requested to make prior appointments for the medical examination.
Online Appointments are also available.
Our department is open from 10:00 am until 4:00pm for new candidate.
For follow up please kindly visit us between 10:30 pm to 5 pm.
Documents / Records to be brought on the day of medical examination
Original Passport / National Id with photo (Citizenship or voter id) along with 1 photo copy.
3 recent passport size photos and
Cruise Health Certificate Form or letter (If any)
Please bring the photo copy of old medical reports / medicines / prescription / Vaccination records (if any).
Your prescription Glasses/spectacles or contact lenses (If worn), if you have any
Fasting not mandatory for this health screening package except for those patients who are being treated for high cholesterol AND/OR are presently taking cholesterol medications.
Pregnant applicants have the option to undergo chest x ray with protective gear (double lead shield covering of the abdomen) or can defer medical exam until post-delivery. Applicant must check with their Gynecologist before coming for the medicals regarding the above.
Food - no restrictions.
All fees must be borne by the applicant and can be paid in cash / Online.
If any other further tests/consults are advised by the panel physician after the medical examination, applicants must bear the cost.
Cost of additional test - As per the current Clinic tariff.
Cost of the vaccines are additional.
Duration of The Medical Check Up
The duration of the medical examination: 1 to 2 hours on the 1st day.
The reports will be handed over on the third working day because of the Tuberculin skin test which will be read after 48 hours.
If the reports are abnormal additional tests will be required which will delay the duration of stay. Abnormal reports will be sent to consulate once cleared by the panel physician.
Please send us an email with a copy of your medical form so that we can get back to you quickly with an accurate quote.
All major cruise line companies should please contact us for more details.
Manager of Practice
Director of Panel Physician