21st May, 2013
KOTA KINABALU: The Social Security Organisation (SOCSO) will conduct “Ops Kesan” to trace companies that are not registered with the organisation.
Speaking to reporters at a press conference here after launching the three-day State-level, 2013 SOCSO Safety and Health Week programme at SOCSO office yesterday, SOCSO Board Member, Catherine Jikunan said that officers from the organisation will conduct random raids around the state to trace companies that have yet to register with the body.
Disclosing this, she said that operation Ops Kesan will be ongoing throughout the year as there are many companies operating without being registered.
“This is important because if employees of unregistered company meet with an accident, he or she will not be covered by insurance. And that would be their loss,” she said.
Jikunan also said that SOCSO has launched its latest programme of one-off free health screening for employees aged 40 and above by distributing vouchers to all employees of companies registered to the organisation.
“Both employees and employers will benefit from this programme as it can provide early detection of diseases. Early detection means employers can save on their medical expenses.
“So to those employers who have employees aged 40 and above and have received the voucher, please allow them to take some time off from work to go for a medical check-up at any SOCSO panel clinics.
“The medical examination for women will include Mammogram to detect breast cancer, so they will get two vouchers, one for the general check-up and Mammogram,” explained Jikunan.
In the meantime, she disclosed there are more and more employers registered with SOCSO, as many of them got compounded by the organisation.
“We are also stepping up our campaign and operation resulting in many employers being compounded and subsequently they have registered with the organisation. In Kota Kinabalu alone, there were a total of 142 employers compounded last year if compared to 131 in 2011 and 93 in 2010,” she said.
Also present in the ceremony was State SOCSO Director, Mariam Hassan.