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THE PUBLIC HEALTH (EMERGENCY PROVISIONS) ORDINANCE, 1944

(ORDINANCE NO. XXI OF 1944).
  Part No : Chapter No : Section No: [ 20th May, 1944  
  
     An Ordinance to make special provisions in regard to public health. 1
 
    WHEREAS an emergency has arisen which renders it necessary to make special provision for preventing the spread of human disease, safeguarding the public health and providing and maintaining adequate medical services and other services essential to the health of the community;



NOW, THEREFORE, in exercise of the powers conferred by section 72 of the Government of India Act, as set out in the Ninth Schedule to the Government of India Act, 1935, the Governor-General is pleased to make and promulgate the following Ordinance:-
 
CONTENTS
 
SECTIONS
 
1. Short title, extent and commencement
2. Definitions
3. Power to require local authorities to take health measures
4. Power to appoint additional health staff
5. Powers of superintendence
6. Power to take over administration of services
7. Water supply
8. Power to give directions
9. Power to supersede local authorities
10. Power to modify rules, bye-laws, etc.
11. Power to make rules
12. Certain persons deemed to be public servants
13. Protection of action taken under this Ordinance
14. Effect of other laws
 
 

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