Seafarers Health Center ( Cruise Medical Exam)
We provide international certifications for seafarers medical examination such as MLC, Star Cruise, Diamond Cruise, and Panama.
NITA, Located in the heart of the city, could be a suitable health institution to provide Seafarers Medical Check-up. We provide international certifications for seafarers medical examination such as MLC, Star Cruise, Diamond Cruise, and Panama. 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 seafarers 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.
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 recognized 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, Travellers, Students (pursue their studies in third countries) and to other migrants. Apart from that, NITA is also an ISO 9001:2015 certified health institute for providing healthcare and medical diagnostic services which can provide a high quality of health service at an affordable cost.
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.
Seafarer’s Pre Employment Medical Examination Programme (PEME) include-
- A medical declaration
- Physical examination
- Systematic examination
- Body morphology (BMI)
- Visual testing and color blindness
- Cardiac risk factor calculation
- Chest x-ray
- Dental Screening
- Clinical Laboratory Investigation
o Complete blood test (CBC/FBC)
o Mantoux for TB
o Liver function test: Bilirubin Total/Direct, SGPT,SGOT
o Kidney function test: Urea, Creatinine
o Uric Acid
o Serology: VDRL, TPHA (Syphilis test), HBsAg, Anti HCV,HIV
o Drug testing: THC, COC, AMPH, Opiates
o Diabetes mellitus: Blood sugar, Urine: Glucose and Ketone
o Complete Urinalysis
o Stool examination(if required)
o Pregnancy test (when appropriate)
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 9:00 am until 5 pm for new clients.
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 has to 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 / Credit card.
If any other further tests/consults are advised by the panel physician after the medical examination, applicants have to 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.