NOTIFICATIONS UNDER TRAVANCORE-COCHIN PUBLIC HEALTH ACT, 1955
Travancore Cochin Public Health Regulation
Regulation prescribing the qualification for appointment to the various posts in the Public Health Establishments of Panchayats
Section 6 (2)
In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (2) of Section 6 of the Travancore-Cochin Public Health Act (Act XVI of 1955) the Government of Kerala hereby make the following regulation, prescribing the qualifications for appointment to the various posts in the Public Health Establishment of Panchayats in the erstwhile Travancore-Cochin area of the State.
The qualification for appointment to the various posts shall be as follows:-
I. Health Officer-Medical qualifications not lower than that of a licentiate in medicine registrable under the Indian Medical Councils Act with a degree or diploma in Public Health.
II. Midwife.- (a) Holder of a certificate of any of the following institutions.
(i) Government School of Nursing, Trivandrum.
(ii) L.M.S. Mission Hospital Training School, Neyyoor.
(iii) Salvation Army Catherene Booth Hospital Training School, Nagercoil.
(iv) I.M.S. Hospital, Kundara.
(v) Thiruvalla Medical Mission Nursing School for three years from 10-10-1953 till 10-101956; or
(b) Holders of Trained Midwifes and Nurses certificates of any of the State Governments in the Indian Union; or
(c) S.S.L.C. candidates with two years midwifery training in any Government Institution.
III. Health Assistants .-Sanitary Inspectors' test, Bombay or Madras; or Health Inspectors' Certificate of the Medical College, Trivandrum.
IV. Sweepers.- (1) Ability to read and write Malayalam, Tamil or Hindi.
(2) Physical fitness. (Published in Gazette of 16-7-1967)
Section 9 Authorising the Veterinary Surgeons of the Animal Husbandry Department to exercise powers of Health Officer under Chapter XII
In exercise of the powers conferred by Section 9 of the Travancore-Cochin Public Health Act, 1955 (Act XVI of 1955) Government hereby authorise the Veterinary Surgeons of the Animal Husbandry Department to exercise within their respective jurisdiction all the powers of a Health Officer under the provisions of Chapter XII of the said Act. (Published under notification No. 8-650/ F 262/Health dt. 5-2-1963, in the Gazette dt. 12-2-1963.)
Section 3 appointing as Health officers
In exercise of the powers conferred by Section 3 of the Travancore-Cochin Public Health Act, 1955 (Act XVI of 1955) Government hereby appoint the District Health Officers, Medical Officers in charge of Health Units and Health Inspectors in charge of Taluk of the Public Health Department as Health Officers for all the purposes of the said Act. (Notification No. L-Dis 49-33/ 56 OP dt. 23-5-1956)