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THE TRAVANCORE - COCHIN PUBLIC HEALTH ACT, 1955

Sections

CHAPTER I Preliminary

1. Short title, extent and Commencement

2. Definitions

CHAPTER II Controlling Authorities and their powers

3. Appointment of Director of Health Services and Health Officers

4. Powers of the Government and of the Director of Health Services.

5. Powers of the Director of Health Services to advice local authorities

6. Public Health staff in local areas

7. Appointment or nomination of Health Officer

8. Appointment of temporary Health Officers in emergencies

9. Delegation of powers of Health Officer

10. Appointment of persons to carry out the provisions of this Act

11. Powers of the Director of Health Services over public health Staff of urban local authorities

12. Health Officer's control over public health staff

13. Local authority to provide adequate facilities to the Health Officer

14. Authorisation of Health Officer to perform the functions of executive authority inpublic health matters

14A. Local authority to manage health institutions

CHAPTER III Water Supply

15. Local authority to provide potable water

16. Power of Government to direct local authority to execute water works

17. Power of Government to divert Water from Water-main belonging to local authority

18. Power of Director of Health Services in regard to water-supply

19. Power of Director of Health Services to direct local authority to improve water-supply

20. Railway administration to submit samples of drinking water for analysis

21. Rules for the protection and periodical examination of water-supply

22. Health Officer's powers in regard to insanitary sources

23. Levy of water-tax and ear-marking the proceeds for water-works

24. Newhouse not to be occupied without adequate water supply

CHAPTER IV Drainage

25. Local authority to maintain public drains

26. Power of Health Officer to require drains to be constructed

27. Drains in private streets

28. Drainage for huts

29. Drainage of Court-yard, alley, passage, etc.

30. Construction and closure of Cesspool

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