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Provided further, that in the case of persons living in dwelling houses, the examination shall be made after giving such notice as may appear to such officer to be reasonable. 4. The owner or occupier of such premises shall give such facilities and furnish such information as may be required for the diagnosis of the case, or for the investigation of the source of infection of such disease.

5. If any person suffering from a notified disease (hereinafter referred to as the patient) is removed from one premises to another when in the same or another village or municipality, the person in charge of the patient shall give intimation to the village headman, Health Officer or Health or Sanitary Inspector having jurisdiction over the place from which the patient is to be removed of his intention to remove the patient from the place, at least two days before the removal takes place and shall also give particulars of the place to which the patient is to be removed. He shall also intimate the removal without delay to the village headman, Health Officer or Health or Sanitary Inspector having jurisdiction over the place to which the patient is removed and shall also give particulars of the place from which the patient has been removed. The removal shall be effected after adopting all proper precautions for preventing the spread of infection.

6. If, in the event of the prevalence of cerebro-spinal fever, chickenpox, cholera, diphteria, measles, plague or smallpox, in a local area the Health Officer is of opinion that it is necessary that the whole or any particular department of an educational institution in the local area should be closed in the interests of the pupils or students studying in such institution, he may by notice in writing direct the teacher or person in charge of the institution, to close such institution or any particular department of such institutions the expiry of such period as may be specified in the notice.

7. If any one studying or employed in an educational institution is suffering from an infectious disease, or if there is a case of infectious disease in the residence of such person; the teacher or person in charge of the institution shall intimate the fact to the Health Officer, Health Inspector or Sanitary Inspector having jurisdiction over the local area, and shall carry out such directions as may be issued in this behalf by such Health Officer, Health Inspector or Sanitary Inspector.

8. If the teacher or person in charge of an educational institution in a local area knows or has reason to believe that any pupil, student or employee in such institution is or has been suffering from, or has been exposed to infection from cerebro-spinal fever, chickenpox, cholera, diphteria, measles, plague or smallpox, he shall exclude from the institution such pupil, student or employee until a medical practitioner registered under the Madras Medical Registration Act, 1914, or an Officer of the Public Health Department of the local authority concerned not below the rank of Health or Sanitary Inspector certifies in writing that such pupil, student or employee may attend the institution without risk of the spread of infection.

9. In the event of the prevalence or threatened outbreak of a notified disease in any local area, the Health Officer shall, as far as may be practicable, supply on the written application of a medical practitioner registered under the Madras Medical Registration Act, 1914, vaccines for vaccination or preventive inoculation with respect to such notified disease on payment of the cost to be fixed by Government by a general or special order.

10. (1) Any medical practitioner to whom vaccine is supplied under Rule 9 shall ainne

(a) maintain such records and in such form, and

(b) Submit to the Health Officer such returns and in such form, as may be required by the Director of Health Services).

(2) Such medical practitioner shall be bound to issue a certificate of vaccination or preventive inoculation as the case may be, free of charge to any person who has been vaccinated or given preventive inoculation by such practitioner.

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