Airport Health Organisation (APHO) Bhubaneswar is a unit of International Health Division under Directorate General of Health Services, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India. APHO Bhubaneswar is a designated Point of Entry (POE) for coordination of activities and containment of Public Health Emergencies of International Concerns (PHEICs).
APHO Bhubaneswar, unit started in 2015. The Sr. Regional Director, Regional Office for Health and Family welfare, Bhubaneswar is the Head of the Organization as declared by DGHS and in charge of Airport Health organisation unit in Bhubaneswar.
- Surveillance of International Passengers and Crew members for yellow fever disease.
- Quarantine of Passengers as and when required in assigned hospital by state IDSP, Odisha.
- Public health clearance of dead body/human remains.
- Vector surveillance (for Vectors of Aedes Mosquito mainly) both inside and 400 meter perimeter area of Airport periodically in co ordination with AAI Bhubaneswar.
- Verification of Flight's Disinfection status.
- Training of Immigration staff and other stake holders on International Health, Yellow fever and on any updates as and when communicated by competent Authority.
- Monthly reporting of APHO data to IHRPOE website.
Emergency Duties of organization are as follows
During Public Health Emergency of International Concern (eg. EVD/COVID-19).
- Thermal Screening & isolation of international passengers as per GOI guidelines.
- Co-ordinate with designated isolation facility –State IDSP for referral of symptomatic passengers.
- Provide guidelines on disinfection of Aircraft and airport premise during PHEIC.
- Ensure proper biomedical waste management by observing the shortcomings and suggesting the corrective measures to AAI.
- Training of all stakeholders on PHEIC.