THE EPIDEMIC DISEASES ACT, 1897

  • The Act provides power to exercise for the control and to prevent any epidemic or spread of epidemic in the States or Country. The states may authorise any of its officers or agency to take such measures if the state feel that the public at large is threaten with an outbreak of any dangerous epidemic (Sec. 2). Person who is inspecting, is empowered to determine about the process and authority to take responsibility of all expenses incurred in compensation, traveling, temporary accommodation, segregation of infected person, etc.