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Medical test a must for hotel workers

2011-02-28 05:56:57
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Undergoing a medical test has been made compulsory for the workers in hotels in Colombo, a spokesperson from the Public Health Department said.

He said, the step was taken after several complaints made by the public regarding the personal hygiene of these workers.

He further said, these hotels and food outlets will be tested for the hygiene of food and water as well as the medical condition of the workers in the process of issuing and renewing their licences.

The relevant medical officers will examine the employees for their health conditions and issue the relevant hotel license after the employees are found to be free from diseases that may contaminate the food, the Health Officials said . (Sanath Desmond)


  Comments - 14

  • Tharaka Chanaka Monday, 28 February 2011 06:15

    Very good move..but be aware they can bribe doctors nowadays.

    Reply : 3       33

    pasha Monday, 28 February 2011 08:38

    yes mediacal certificate can be bought for 200 rupees

    Reply : 2       16

    Furry Cat Monday, 28 February 2011 06:16

    Yes Please, But you are talking a lot but no major changes in the food hygiene.

    Reply : 1       16

    dwayneasills Monday, 28 February 2011 06:37

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    Reply : 5       3

    ram Monday, 28 February 2011 06:54

    Gulf countries (UAE/QATAR) are having a nice sytem.
    health officials can learn alot from them

    Reply : 1       9

    Darwin Monday, 28 February 2011 06:55

    A medical check for every citizen should be mandatory.

    Reply : 3       9

    Asanka Monday, 28 February 2011 06:59

    Please make it compulsary for parliamentarians too.

    Reply : 1       12

    Darwin Monday, 28 February 2011 07:53

    They need a mental check.

    Reply : 1       12

    Elyas Monday, 28 February 2011 07:19

    I most wellcome for this system and one more thing would like to bring to your notice that some waiters are working in the Restuarant are not cleaning dress , showering and even brush teeth well when the customer come supplying short eats with the bare hand without covering any hand cloves so, bring this steps immediately to action. well done.

    Reply : 0       6

    lakr Monday, 28 February 2011 08:38

    very good move. things are moving well in sri lanka

    Reply : 2       4

    Royalist Monday, 28 February 2011 08:55

    What has a medical check up do with personal hygiene... One can have a medical certificate and still be without brushing teeth or having a wash... how stupid!

    Reply : 5       2

    tinku Monday, 28 February 2011 10:07

    try staying without brushing your teeth for sometime & see how healthier u get..... what did u study in royal??

    Reply : 1       5

    Konde bendapu china Monday, 28 February 2011 09:53

    what about certificate for the Kitchen

    Reply : 0       4

    SAFYY Monday, 28 February 2011 16:20

    good move...please follow Middle East rule in this case.....

    Reply : 0       0

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