must pay medical bills if employee falls sick on duty
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to Articles 144, 145 and 146 of the federal labour law, where a worker
meets with an accident during duty or contracts an occupational
disease, the employer shall pay for the cost of his treatment in a
local government or public medical centre until he recovers or is
declared disabled. Treatment shall include residence in a hospital or
sanatorium, surgical operations, expenditure on X-rays and medical
analyses, the purchase of medicines and rehabilitation equipment and
the supply of artificial limbs and other prosthetic appliances for any
person who is declared disabled. In addition to what he supplies, the
employer shall pay the cost of any transport entailed by treatment
provided for the worker.
Additionally, if the injury prevents the worker from carrying out his
work, the employer shall pay him a cash allowance equal to his full
pay throughout the period of treatment or for a period of six months
whichever is shorter.
Moreover, the cash allowance referred to shall be calculated on the
basis of the last remuneration received in the case of a worker
remunerated on a monthly, weekly, daily or hourly basis.
Article 142 of the same law defines the occupational disease as the
diseased listed in Schedules 1 and 2 attached to the labour law.
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