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Document ID (ISN)78456
CIS number 02-726
ISSN - Serial title 1641-9251 - International Maritime Health
Year 2000
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Widjajakusumah M.D.
Title Health care for seafarers in Indonesia
Bibliographic information 2000, Vol. 51, No.1/4, p.92-95.
Abstract It is estimated that there are approximately 70,000 seafarers in Indonesia. In 1998, the Indonesian government appointed the Maritime Occupational Office (MOH) as the authorized office to issue health certificates for maritime workers. The MOH also organizes health care and health education, and conducts environmental assessments at maritime workplaces. In 1999, the government issued a decree on medical standards which referred to the ILO/WHO guidelines for conducting pre-sea and periodic medical fitness examinations for seafarers. The article describes the current approach to the medical examination of seafarers and suggests a few areas for possible improvement.
Descriptors (primary) Indonesia; sea transport; ships; occupational hygiene
Descriptors (secondary) ILO; WHO; pre-employment medical examinations; role of government; periodic medical examinations; health services
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceIndonesia
Subject(s) Transport and communications
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Water transportation