Port Health Division
To achieve healthier, safer and easier international movement of people and goods
To provide prompt and effective first class services in line with the global best practices for reduction of morbidity, mortality and disability due to communicable and non-communicable diseases at Points of Entry/Exit (POEs).
FUNCTIONS OF PORT HEALTH SERVICES
1.Disease surveillance activities and measures.
2.Boarding and Inspection of Ships, Aircrafts and land Vehicles.
3.Environmental Health activities e.g. sanitation, pollution control (air, dust, noise) waste disposal etc,
4.Provision of curative and preventive health care services including referral and laboratory services,
5.Control of food processing and screening of food handlers.
6.Disinfection, disinsection, decontamination of food and food products, equipment, vessels, premises, luggage, parcels and second hand goods.
7.Ad-hoc activities e.g. immunization and issuing yellow cards during pilgrimage or hajj operations.
8.Public health response to disasters (e g. plane crash, Deportees, Returnees, refugees etc)