Panaji, November 9, 2015 … Efforts for elimination of Malaria and Falaria and containment of Dengue and Chikungunya, screening of workers/Labourers at various establishments along with spraying of potential mosquito breeding sites is carried out by Directorate of Health Services.
As per public Health Act, it is mandatory that all migrant labours/workers employed at any establishments are screened for Malaria and issued a valid Health Card, which has to be renewed every 3 months. During their site inspection on various occasions it is observed that migrant labourers /workers refuse or are missed for screening of Malaria.
All owners/master of the barges, shipyards/drydocks, passenger launches, ferry boats, tindels of fishing trawlers and operators of the mechanized and non mechanized craft including the tourist boats etc plying in the Inland Waters of Goa are advised to ensure that all labourers/employees under them are screened for malaria and carry the valid health cards before they are engaged for work. These services are available at all Community/ Primary/Urban Health centre of the Directorate of health services.