Port Health Organization (PHO) Paradip is a major unit of International Health Division under Directorate General of Health Services, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India. PHO Paradip is a designated major Point of Entry (POE) for coordination of activities and containment of Public Health Emergencies of International Concerns (PHEICs) and implementing IHR 2005.

PHO Paradip, unit started on 25th February 2020 and from that day unit is functioning at Paradip. The Sr. Regional Director, Regional Office for Health and Family welfare, Bhubaneswar is the Head of the Organization as declared by DGHS and managing the administrative issues related to PHO Paradip.

  1. fety and Standard Act, (FSSA)-2006.
  2. Epidemic Diseases Act 1897.
  1. Indian Port Health rules, 1954.
  1. The International Health Regulations (2005)

  1. Medical screening/Surveillance of International ship Crews for Covid -19, Yellow fever disease and other PHEICs like Ebola, Zika etc.
  2. Health, sanitation inspection of ship/vessels.
  3. Providing Pratique for all vessels.
  4. Providing PHO clearances for crew changes (on signers/off signers) during Covid -19 pandemic.
  5. Health clearance of dead body/human remains.
  6. Vector surveillance (for Vectors of Aedes Mosquito mainly) both inside and 400 meter perimeter area of Seaport periodically in co ordination with PPT Paradip.
  7. Training of steamer agency staff, stevedores and other stake holders on International Health with special focus on Covid-19 prevention, on Yellow fever and on any updates as and when communicated by competent Authority.
  8. Monthly reporting of PHO data to IHRPOE website.
Emergency Duties
Public Health Emergency of International Concern (COVID-19)
  1. Medical Screening of international crews as per GOI guidelines.
  2. Provide pratique to vessels.
  3. Providing PHO clearances for crew changes (on signers/off signers) during Covid -19 pandemic.
  4. Health clearance of dead body/human remains.
  5. Co-ordinate with designated quarantine/isolation facility – local state health Department/Biju Memorial hospital for referral of symptomatic crews. Referral for testing for Covid-19. Referral for Treatment for Covid -19.
  6. Provide guidelines on disinfection/sanitization of Ships and Seaport premise during PHEIC .
  7. Ensure proper garbage, sewage and biomedical waste management by observing the shortcomings and suggesting the corrective measures to PPT .
  8. Training of all stakeholders on PHEIC.
Officer Incharge
Dr. Sushant Kumar Kar
Address :
Paradip Port Trust Campus, Paradip city, Paradip Block, Jagatsingpur District,Odisha

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