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Pre-employment Health Checkup

A pre-employment health check is an important part of the benefits a company provides to its employees. It helps the company know how healthy a new employee is before they start working. Nowadays, many companies do these health checkups when hiring someone and every year afterward. These checkups involve simple medical tests to make sure the new employee is healthy enough for the job.

Nowadays, it's common for lots of companies to have their employees get a health check when they start the job, and then once a year too.

Pre-employment checkup includes the basic screening investigations needed to determine the candidate's medical fitness required for employment.

Benefits of Pre-Employment Checkup

  • To Maintain Safety at the Workplace:

The new candidate should not have any medical conditions that could result in harming other people (colleagues or customers), especially in safety-sensitive jobs like driving, piloting, or working in automation, etc)

  • Health Record Compilation:

A pre-employment health checkup establishes baseline health-related data against which the future health status of an employee can be compared. It identifies existing medical conditions, including lifestyle and contagious diseases that could be adversely affected by occupational exposure.

  • Ascertain Productivity and Efficiency:

These tests establish that the new employee is free from medical conditions that can affect their productivity after being employed. Companies understand the importance of having healthy employees, as their health is directly related to their productivity and effectiveness at work.

  • Cost to Company for Medical Reimbursement:

Given that the cost of medical treatment is increasing every day, employee health is becoming a significant concern for companies. Many companies offer full or partial coverage for medical expenses to their employees. An employee with a long-term illness that may lead to frequent hospitalizations and time off work can be expensive for the employer. Companies want to evaluate this aspect before hiring a candidate.

What do pre-employment checkups include?

Pre-employment checkups are usually basic screening tests that give a broad assessment of the candidate's health status.

Usually they include the following test, though they may vary from company to company.

  • Complete Medical & Physical Examination
  • Laboratory Investigations
    • Complete Blood Count
    • Blood Sugar Test (usually fasting)
    • Urine Routine & Microscopy
    • Blood Group & Rh Factor
  • X-Ray Chest
  • ECG
  • Lipid Profile
  • Kidney function test
  • Liver function test
  • Optional tests
    • HIV
    • HBsAg (Hepatitis)

Employee health checkup is every company's responsibility. Indus Health Plus has designed special executive health checkup packages and pre-employment health checkup packages.

It also offers tailor-made packages as per the company's specific requirements.

Also, under section 80 D, from 2012 onwards, the Government of India has announced a tax benefit of Rs. 5000/- u/s for preventive health checkups.

Getting a health checkup as an employee is essential, not only for the company but also for each person. In the end, everyone wants to understand their true health status and enjoy a healthy life with their family.

The company's health checkup packages are not just for preventing health issues; they are tailored to suit the needs of employees. If you'd like to learn more about these health checkup packages, please complete the inquiry form, and we will get in touch with you as soon as possible.