Panchayat:Repo18/vol2-page0160

15. (1) The keeper of a lodging house shall provide in the premises suitable bathing rooms separately for the use of persons of each sex.

(2) The number of bathing rooms to be provided shall be on the following scale:-

(a) If the number of lodgers does not exceed 25, a minimum of one bathing room for the exclusive use of each sex.

(b) If the number of lodgers exceeds 25, one bathing room for each sex for every 25 persons or fraction thereof.

16. The keeper of a lodging house shall provide in the premises adequate facilities to the lodgers for washing their clothes.

17. (1) The keeper of a lodging house shall provide separate latrines, suitably situated, for the exclusive use of members of each sex.

(2) The number of latrines to be provided shall be on the following scale:-

(a) if the number of lodgers does not exceed ten, one latrine seat for the exclusive use of each sex.

(b) If the number of lodgers exceeds ten, one latrine seat for each sex for every ten lodgers or fraction thereof.

(3) When two or more latrine seats are provided each seat shall be separated from the other by a wall or partition SO Constructed as to secure adequate privacy for each user thereof.

(4) The keeper of a lodging house shall provide in or near the latrines a sufficient supply of Water for the users of the latrines.

18. (1) Every latrine in a lodging house, unless it is a flush-out latrine (i) shall have a separate entrance from the external air, (ii) shall not open into any room in the premises of the lodging house and (iii) shall be located at a distance of not less than 10 feet from the rest of the building and 20 feet from a drinking water source.

(2) Latrines not of a flush-Out design, shall be of such type and design as may be approved by the Health Officer.

(3) The keeper of a lodging house shall be responsible for making adequate arrangements for cleaning the latrines and maintaining them clean fit for use at all times.

(4) Clauses (ii) and (iii) of Sub-rule (1) and sub-rule (2) shall not apply to bathrooms provided with sanitary commodes.

19. No person shall use any place within the premises of a lodging house other than a latrine or a bath room provided with a sanitary commode for easing himself.

20. The keeper of a lodging house shall not employ or continue to employ in, or admit into, the lodging house any person whom he knows or has reason to believe to be suffering from an infectious disease.

21. When a case of infectious disease exists or is suspected to exist in a lodging house, the keeper of the lodging house shall afford every facility to any officer of the Public Health Department of the local authority not below the rank of Health or Sanitary Inspector to examine or cause to be examined any of the lodgers or persons employed in Such premises, and he shall not receive, if so directed by the Health Officer, any lodger in the lodging house until such time as may be specified by the Health Officer.

22. (1) If the keeper of a lodging house knows or has reason to believe that any lodger in the premises of Such a lodging house is suffering from any infectious disease () he shall give or cause to be given immediate notice of the occurrence of such disease to the Health Officer or the executive authority or any officer of the Public Health Department of the local authority concerned not below the rank of Health or Sanitary Inspector and (ii) he shall segregate such lodger in a separate room and shall adopt all such measures as may be necessary to prevent the spread of

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