Concern about heath check-up syndicate

KATHMANDU: Nepal Health Professional Federation (NHPF) has expressed concern about the syndicate system of Gulf Cooperation Council of only providing permission to limited health centres for the check up of employees going to gulf countries.

Khadga Bahadur Shrestha, president of NHPF said that the responsibility of health check up of employees going to Saudi Arabia and Oman were only given to five health centres through Gamka Nepal. He added that the internal ministry of Qatar had also decided to give approval only to workers who have had their health check-up from the five health centres.

“We are demanding for the implementation of Foreign Employment Act 2007 and to make the foreign employment process more transparent and well managed,” said Shrestha.

He also emphasised the need to stop the practice of providing fake health reports by health centres and demanded action against such practices.

He said that they had started peaceful protest programmes from 30th April demanding to end foreign interference and syndicate system.