Associate Fellow of Industrial Health (AFIH) (Only for MBBS doctors) - Course Duration: 3 Months
AFIH is a three month full time course regulated by DGFASLI (Director General of Factory Advisory Services & Labour Institutes, Govt. of India). As per Factories Act, this is a mandatory qualification for doctors working in hazardous industry. Other industries also prefer to hire AFIH qualified doctors. IIPHG has started this course in December 2013 with support from NIOH (National Institute of Occupational Health, Ahmedabad, ICMR’s apex institute for Occupational Health) and Gujarat Medical Education and Research Society (GMERS) Medical College, SOLA, Ahmedabad. MBBS doctors with a minimum of two year experience after internship can apply for this course. This course covers basics of industrial health, occupational diseases, toxicology, environmental health, ergonomics, labour laws related to health, safety and other related matters. It equips doctors to deal with any occupational health issues in any setting. Third batch of this program is currently underway.