(b) provide proper places and apparatus and establishment, for the disinfection of conveyances, clothing, bedding or other articles which have been exposed to infection; and when any conveyances, clothing, bedding or articles are brought to any such place for disinfection, may cause them, at its discretion, to be disinfected, either free of charge, or on payment of such fee as it may fix.
56. Medical practitioners to give information of certain infectious diseases.-
Every medical practitioner who, in the course of his practice, becomes cognizant of existence of any case of enteric fever or tuberculosis in any private or public dwelling other than a public hospital shall, if the case has not been already reported, give information of the same with the least practicable delay
(a) in municipal areas, to the executive authority, the Health Officer or a Sanitary Inspector; and
(b) in non-municipal areas, to the Health Officer, a Health or a Sanitary Inspector or the village headman.
Explanation:- In this section, 'medical practitioner' includes a hakim or vaidye, whether registered or not.
57. Prohibition of the use of water from suspected source.-
(1) If it appears to the Health Officer that the water in any tank, well or other place, if used for drinking or any other domestic purpose, is likely to endanger or cause the spread of any infectious disease, he may, by public notice, prohibit the removal or use of the said water generally or for any specified domestic purpose.
(2) No person shall remove or use any water in respect of which any such notice has been issued in contravention of the terms thereof.
58. Removal of infected person to hospital. —
(1) if it appears to the Health Officer that any person is suffering from an infectious disease, and that such person –
(a)(i) is without proper lodging or accommodation, or
(ii) is lodged in a place occupied by more than one family, or
(iii) is without medical supervision directed to the prevention of the spread of the disease, or
(iv) is in a place where his presence is a danger to the people in the neighborhood; and
(b) should be removed to a hospital or other place at which, patients suffering from such disease are received for treatment, the Health Officer may remove such person or cause him to be removed to such hospital or place.
(2) If any woman who, according to custom, does not appear in public, is removed to any such hospital or place—
(i) The removal shall be effected in such a way as to preserve her privacy; and
(ii) special accommodation in accordance with the custom aforesaid shall be provided for her in such hospital or place.
(3) No person shall leave, or be taken away from, any hospital or other place referred to in sub-section (1) without the permission of the medical officer-in-charge or of the Health Officer.
(4) Whoever -
(a) obstructs the removal of any person to any hospital or other place under sub-section (1), or
(b) leaves, or takes away any person from, any such hospital or place in contravention of sub-section (3), shall be punished with imprisonment, which may extend to three months, or with fine, or with both.
59. Prohibition of the exposure of other persons to infection .–
(1) No person who knows that he is suffering from an infectious disease not specified in Part II of this Chapter shall expose other persons to the risk of infection by his presence or conduct in
(a) any market, theatre or other place of entertainment or assembly, or