A medical certificate is one of the important things an OFW need to secure before flying abroad.
But recently the Department of Health (DOH) has suspended the operation of eight medical facilities for allegedly monopolizing the conduct of pre-employment medical tests for OFWs bound for Kuwait.
Because of this, the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration advised OFWs not to transact with this clinics because their accreditation is suspended.
POEA warns OFWs on suspended medical clinics
The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration yesterday advised
overseas job seekers to avoid medical clinics with accreditation suspended by
the Department of Health for their medical fitness certification.
The Department of Health has suspended the operation of eight (8) medical
facilities for overseas workers and seafarers pending investigation on the alleged
monopoly in the conduct of pre-employment medical tests for OFWs bound for
Kuwait. The suspended medical clinics are 1) ABAKKUS MEDICAL
DIAGNOSTIC SERVICES, Calatagan St., Makati City; 2) AGONCILLO
MEDICAL CLINIC, Agoncillo St., Malate, Manila; 3) RUBEN C. BARTOLOME,
M.D. CLINIC INC., Nakpil St., Malate, Manila; 4) GLOBAL MEDICAL CLINIC,
INC., Manini St., Malate, Manila; 5) ORION MEDICAL AND DIAGNOSTIC
CENTER; P. Hidalgo St., Malate, Manila ; 6) OUR HEALTH MEDICAL AND
DIAGNOSTIC CENTER, Malate, Manila; 7) OUR LADY OF ALL NATIONS X-
RAY, LABORATORY, MEDICAL AND DENTAL CLINIC, Remedios St., Malate,
Manila; and 8) SAN MARCELINO MEDICAL CLINIC, Leon Guinto St., Malate,
The POEA also ordered licensed recruitment and manning agencies to refrain
from sending their applicants to the suspended clinics until their suspension is
lifted by the Department of Health.
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