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List of medical centres to be finalised today

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 14 July, 2022 12:00 AM
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List of medical centres to be finalised today

An inter-ministerial committee will sit today to finalise a preliminary list of medical centres for conducting medical tests for those intending to go to Malaysia for work.

Expatriates’ Welfare and Overseas Employment Minister Imran Ahmad announced the schedule of the meeting on July 6.

According to a source at the ministry, the inter-ministerial committee could not complete the inspection to finalise the medical centre in Bangladesh. Even before the Eid al-Azha holidays, committee members visited only 10 out of 70 medical centres that applied for approval.

While speaking on the issue, Imran Ahmad said, "I don’t think that there is any complication in this regard. There may be a difference of opinion. We have decided to make the process quick."

"We are open and we will allow as many medical centres as possible. I don’t want to create any medical centre syndicate. We will finalise qualified medical centres and the rest will depend on Malaysia," he added.

Apart from selecting medical centres, the installation of the Foreign Workers Centralized Management System (FWCMS) with the

 Bureau of Manpower, Employment and Training (BMET) and the Ministry of Expatriates’ Welfare and Overseas Employment is another important task that needs to be completed. A team of information technology experts from Malaysia has been working in Bangladesh since July 3. Sources at the ministry have confirmed that the team visited the Prabasi Kalyan Bhaban on Wednesday and discussed the installation of the FWCMS system.

"The team earlier sat with the BMET and ministry officials several times. It was to fine-tune the previous discussions," sources said.