Socso Prihatin screening to give priority to foreign workers in 2 sectors

Foreign workers queuing up for Covid-19 tests. All appointments made with Socso Prihatin service providers for other sectors have been postponed until further notice.

PUTRAJAYA: Effective tomorrow, the Covid-19 screening under the Social Security Organisation (Socso) Prihatin screening programme (PSP) will give priority to foreign workers in the construction and security guard service industries operating in Selangor and the Federal Territory.

Human Resources Minister M Saravanan said the programme was for employers and employees registered with Socso under the Employees’ Social Security Act 1969 (Act 4).

“The screening will only be based on the appointment arranged by the company involved with the designated Socso PSP service provider.

“The screening test can be conducted either at work or at the mobile screening service provider’s premises (mobile screening),” he said in a statement here today.

Saravanan said all appointments made with Socso PSP service providers for other sectors had been postponed until further notice.

This change is in line with the government’s recent directive that focuses on Covid-19 screening for foreign workers in the two sectors.

“It is also in line with the health ministry’s guidance to target screening to groups at risk. Covid-19 screening for eligible employees is being carried out by Socso, one of the agencies under the human resources ministry,” he said.

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