Appointment, status and duties of Sanitary Officers
5. (1) The Government shall appoint as many Sanitary Officers as it may consider necessary for mining settlements, and shall declare the Mines Board of Health to which each such officer shall be subordinate.
(2) Every Sanitary Officer shall be deemed to be a public servant within the meaning of the Penal Code.
(3) It shall be the duty of a Sanitary Officer appointed to a mining settlement or any part thereof-
(a) to report to the Mines Board of Health what measures should, in his opinion, be taken-
(i) to provide for the supply of filtered, boiled or other water,
(ii) to provide for sanitation and conservancy, and
(iii) to provide for the housing of residents; and
(b) to exercise, subject to the control of the Mines Board of Health to which he is subordinate, such other functions, consistent with the objects of this Act and calculated to prevent the outbreak or spread of dangerous epidemic disease, as the Government may by general or special order, direct, or as may be delegated to him by such Board.