The Indian Institute of Public Health, Gandhinagar (IIPHG) has designed a new course exclusively for MBBS qualified doctors, which the Institute is going to start soon. A fulltime course of three-month, Associate Fellow of Industrial Health will be regulated by director general of Factory Advisory Services and Labor Institutes, Government of India.
The IIPHG will launch this course with the support of National Institute of Occupational Health Ahmedabad, an apex institute in India for occupational health.
"Occupational and industrial health is an important branch of medicine that brings together expertise from medicine, engineering and several other disciplines. It combines clinical medicine and public health and is a vital part and determinant of public health at large," said an official of IIPHG.
This course is designed to be launched as per the requirement of Factories Act that states that a qualification in Industrial Health is mandatory for doctors working in hazardous industry. Expert faculty, adequate practical training and hands-on experience will be the most important factors of this course, said the institute’s official.
Public Health Foundation of India had launched the IIPHG in 2008 in collaboration with government of Gujarat.
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