The Ministry of Health (MoH), in cooperation with other authorities, is studying the possibility of making maids, who wish to come to work in the country, go through a psychological test besides regular medical tests, reports Al-Anba daily.
A psychological test will help in finding out whether a person has any kind of mental problem or any criminal tendency, said sources, adding “if a maid is found suffering from any such problem, she will be prevented from entering the country.”
The proposal is still being studied, but if the ministry approves it, a strategy to implement it will be worked out, noted sources. Source
I think this is a must nowadays. And for anyone who would say they commit crimes because they are mistreated.. Not all of them are. I know some suffer from mistreatment and I hope new laws would be enforced to protect them. But I have also encountered some scary maids through my life and I know for a fact how well we treat them in our house.
When people from different countries and cultures are brought to another country to live in a stranger’s house, away from their home and family and everything they are used to, they can develop problems. It can happen to any human being under such circumstances. So a psychological test can’t be a bad idea.
Note that this decision is being discussed after a maid has recently murdered a 25-year old Kuwaiti bride-to-be. Read more about it here