Medical screening of foreign workers 'highly competitive'

File photo showing workers at a construction site in Singapore, on June 20, 2018.
File photo showing workers at a construction site in Singapore, on June 20, 2018.ST PHOTO: SONG TAO

The case of a Little India health clinic, which was filmed allegedly breaching safety violations while screening foreign workers, has thrown the spotlight on the intense competition for screening foreigners here.

Some practitioners told The Straits Times that the medical screening sector is lucrative, "highly competitive" and "cut-throat", with price wars and staff poaching not unheard of.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 11, 2018, with the headline 'Medical screening of foreign workers 'highly competitive''. Print Edition | Subscribe