Pre-Employment Medical Examination is intended to assess the medical (including physical & mental) fitness for employment and by extension, fitness for specific sets of tasks (Job Description) that the prospective employee would be required to perform.
In other words, pre-employment medical examination helps:
- To determine that a prospective employee is medically fit for employment, medically capable of carrying out specific and pre-determined tasks and
- That the prospective employee does not pose an obvious health risk to others within the working environment in the process of carrying out his or her duties.
- It also provides baseline status of relevant health parameters for the individual prospective staff and serves as a reference point later on during the period of employment within the organization.