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the powers conferred by this section; but, save as provided in this sub-section, no claim for compensation shall lie for any loss or damage caused by any exercise of the powers aforesaid.

75. Destruction of rats, mice etc.-

(1) The occupier of every premises or if the premises are unoccupied, the owner thereof shall take such steps as may be reasonably practicable for the destruction of rates, mice and other animals susceptible to plague infesting Such premises.

(2) Where the Health Officer is of opinion that the occupier or Owner of any premises has failed to fulfil the obligation laid on him by sub-section (1) he may either

          (a) serve a notice on such occupier or Owner, requiring him to take Such steps and Within such time as may be specified in the notice; or

          (b) enter upon such premises and take such steps as may be necessary for the purpose of destroying the rats, mice and other animals susceptible to plague infesting the same, after giving not less than twenty four hours previous notice to Such occupier or owner.

(3) Any expenses incurred under clause (b) of sub-section (2) may be recovered by the local authority concerned from the occupier or owner, as the case may be as if it were a tax due from him to the local authority.

PART III - Venereal Diseases
76. Provision for treatment of venereal diseases by local authorities.-

(1) A local authority may, and if so required by the Government shall, make such arrangements in its local area as may be directed by the Government for

          (a) the free diagnosis and treatment of persons suffering, or suspected to suffer, from venereal diseases; and

          (b) the prevention of infection from such diseases.


(2) The local authority may, for the purpose mentioned in sub-section (1) enter into a contract—

          (a) with any other local authority; or

          (b) with the hospital or medical institution recognised by the Government in this behalf; or

          (c) with the sanction of the Government, with any qualified and registered medical practitioner.

77. Patient to be instructed in methods of prevention of the spread of veneral disease.-

Every physician or other person treating or examining with a view to treatment, a person having a venereal disease shall, at the first visit-

          (a) impress upon such person the necessity for treatment until the cure is effected,

          (b) instruct him in regard to the measures necessary for preventing the spread of the disease; and

          (c) furnish him with such other information relating to the disease as may be provided by the Director of Health Services

78. Certain medical practitioners to certify as to freedom from venereal disease-

Every medical practitioner included in a panel published by the Government for the purposes of this section shall be bound, at the instance of a person desirous of obtaining a certificate under this section and on payment of a fee of five rupees to examine such person, and if he finds such person is not suffering from a venereal disease or has been cured thereof, to furnish to such person a certificate to that effect in the prescribed form.

PART IV - Leprosy

79. Definitions.-

In this Part-

          (a) 'Leprosy' means open leprosy, that is to say, that form of the disease in which leprosy

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