South India's first Institute to conduct a course for all Doctors to become DGS Approved Medical Examiner of seafarers


We are glad to inform you that by God’s grace and your good wishes HIMT has once again the honour of becoming the 1st institute in India to receive DGS approval for "MEDICAL EXAMINER OF SEAFARERS" Course vide DGS Approval dated 20th February 2015 complying with MS Notice 01 of 2015. (Click Here)

Noting the fact that a large number of Indian Seafarers are gainfully employed on foreign flag ships and this number is likely to increase further in light of the various facilitation processes initiated by the Directorate and since MLC 2006 has already come into force internationally , a need has been felt to increase the number of Medical Examiners in the panel of the approved list in a proactive and pragmatic manner.

To increase the number of Medical Examiners and to bring about uniformity in the conduct of medical examination of Seafarers by the approved Medical Examiners and to ensure that all approved Medical Examiners have domain awareness about merchant ships and about the living and working conditions of seafarers, the Directorate has introduced a Familiarisation Course for Medical Examiner of Seafarers.

Scope

This course comprises a training programme regarding seafarers living and working conditions on board Merchant Ships including types of merchant ships, varying environments in which ships operate and their associated hazards, typical injuries and diseases affecting seafarers, applicable National and International Medical regulations and responding to shipboard medical emergencies. This knowledge is obtained by undergoing the one day DGS approved Familiarisation Course for Medical Examiner of Seafarers

Course Duration & Schedule:

Familiarisation course - 1 day

Refresher Course - Half a day

Entry Standard:

Familiarisation Course for Medical Examiner of Seafarers:All Medical Practitioners having minimum qualification of Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery degree (MBBS) or equivalent are eligible to be enrolled as an approved Medical Examiner of Seafarers at any port or place. The Medical Practitioner should have valid registration with the applicable Medical Council and with age not exceeding 65 years.

Refresher Course for Medical Examiner of Seafarers : This course is open to Registered Medical Practitioners having minimum qualification of MBBS or, equivalent, seeking approval as Medical Examiner of Seafarers and existing approved Medical Examiners.
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