MAHARASHTRA PREVENTION OF THE INFECTION & SPREAD OF EPIDEMIC DISEASE (Plague) REGULATION, 1994

  • The regulations deal with inter-alia, the notification of infected or threatended areas (Reg. 3), the publication of a list of infected or threatened towns and villages (Reg. 5), the powers of district magistrates to ban entry to infected areas (Reg. 6), the notification of rat mortality and plague cases (Reg. 7), and powers of Plague Controlling Officers (Reg. 8-11). Regulation 8 lay down provision governing, inter-alia: the reporting of person arriving from infected areas, the detention, for a 24 hrs period, of persons conveying clothes, bedding, or articles from infected areas, pending the disinfection of such clothes, bedding, or articles; the removal of person suffering from plague to the infectious disease hospital and segregate for a 10 days observation period of person coming in contact with such persons; the medical examination and segregation of person for 10 days, the disinfection of public vehicles arriving and departing from infected areas; the disinfection of train coming infected areas; and the evaluation of infected building or premises. Reg. 9, 10, 11 empower plague controlling officer to: remove/close markets/ fair, occupying vacant land or building dwelling etc. Reg. 12 deals with the removal of infected passenger from public transport.


References

Inter Digest Health Legislation 1998; 49(2): 297-450.


The current India status 1994 Jan-Dec., pp. 108-113