(0213 CR M04)HEPATITIS B TESTING BAN

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(0213 CR M04)HEPATITIS B TESTING BAN DATELINE: Feb 13, 2011 LENGTH: 00:02:10 PKG INTRO The Chinese government has reiterated a strict ban on hepatitis B tests during pre-employment physical examinations. Many companies have reportedly violated rules and required the tests for job applicants. China Report has more. PKG In a statement released on Saturday, the Ministry of Health said no health institutions are allowed to provide hepatitis B checks as part of pre-employment physical tests. It came a year after the Ministries of Health, Education, Human Resources and Social Security jointly issued a circular demanding the cancellation of the hepatitis B tests during health checks for school enrollment or employment. But according to a latest survey by the non-profit Beijing Yirenping Center, about 61 percent of the 180 state-run companies surveyed still include hepatitis B checks in their pre-employment physical exams. More surprisingly, 63 companies say they would never consi Powered by www.newslook.com Producer : Xinhua News Agency

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