Airport Health Organization is the sub-ordinate office of Directorate General of Health services, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Govt. of India to ensure implementation of International Health Regulation, International Sanitary regulation and Indian Aircraft (Public Health) Rules in N.S.C. Bose International Airport, Kolkata 700052. This organisation works under administrative and technical guidance of Public Health (International Health) section of Directorate General of Health Services, Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi.
Role of Airport Health Organization
Checking of baggage, cargo, containers, conveyances, goods, postal parcels and human remains departing and arriving are free ofsource of infections and contaminations including vectors and reservoirs.
Ensure as far as practicable, that facilities used by travelers at points of entry are maintained in a sanitary condition and are kept free of sources of infection or contamination including vectors and reservoirs (As per IHR)
Supervision of any disinfection, disinsection or decontamination of baggage, cargo containers, conveyances, goods, postal parcels, human remains or sanitary measures as appropriate under these rule.
Supervisions of removal and safe disposal of any contaminated water, food, human or animal excreta, waste water and other contaminated matter from a conveyance and airport premises.
Take all practicable measures consistent with these rules to monitor and control the potentially disease causing matter which might contaminate the airport.
Supervision of services concerning travelers, baggages, cargo, containers, conveyances, goods, postal parcels and human remains at points of entry provided by the service providers including the conduct and inspections and medical examinations if necessary.
Contingency arrangements to deal with an unexpected public health event.
Communicate with National IHR Focal Points on the relevant public health measures taken pursuant to these rules.
Health measures for travelers, baggages, cargo, containers, conveyances, goods, postal parcels and human remains arriving from an affected area may consider reapplication on arrival, if there are verifiable indications and or evidence that the measures applied on departure from the affected areas were unsuccessful.