Malaria Act

Chapter number: 
120
In force: 
Yes

 

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CONSOLIDATED TO 30 JUNE 2012

 

LAWS OF SEYCHELLES

CHAPTER 120

 

 

Act 5/1931.

Act 14/1939.

SI. 95/1975.

SI. 104/1976.

SI. 23/1976.

MALARIA ACT

 

[25th April, 1931]

 

 

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

1.      Short title.

2.      Definitions.

3.      Minister may proclaim malaria prevalent.

4.      Duties of vessels coming from islands where malaria exists.

5.      Health officer may order fumigation.

6.      Minister may make regulations.

7.      Penalties.

 

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1.      This Act may be cited as the Malaria Act.

 

2.      "Health officer" means the Chief Medical Officer, or if such officer is prevented from acting, any other medical officer authorised by him to perform any of the duties of health officer:

         Provided that should no medical officer be available, the President may appoint, in writing, an officer to perform the duties of health officer;

 

"vessel" includes any ship, boat or other floating craft;

 

"inner harbour" shall be as defined by the Harbour Regulations in force for the time being.

 

3.      When satisfied that such is the case, it shall be lawful for the Minister to declare by proclamation that there are reasonable grounds to believe that malaria is prevalent in any of the Seychelles Islands mentioned in the proclamation.

 

4.      It shall not be lawful for any vessel coming from or having touched at any of the islands mentioned in any proclamation issued under section 3 above to communicate with any other island within Seychelles unless such vessel has previously received pratique at Port Victoria, Mahé, as laid down in the Quarantine Act.

 

5       (1)        It shall be lawful for the health officer to order any vessel coming from or having communicated with any island mentioned in a proclamation under this Act or any place or port outside Seychelles where he has reason to believe that there exists malaria to be fumigated or disinsectised.

 

(2)        The fumigation or disinsectisation shall be made under the supervision of the health officer at the expense of the owner of the vessel.

 

(3)        A vessel ordered to undergo fumigation or disinsectisation shall not enter the inner habour until the fumigation or disinsectisation, as the case may be, has been carried out.

 

6.      The Minister may make regulations prescribing ?

 

(a)        the mode of fumigation or disinsectisation;

 

(b)        the fees to be charged for fumigation or disinsectisation;

 

(c)        generally for carrying the purposes of this Act into effect.

 

7.      Any person contravening any of the provisions of sections 4 and 5 above shall be guilty of an offence and liable to a fine not exceeding Rs.500 and to imprisonment for a period not exceeding six months.

 

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LAWS OF SEYCHELLES

CHAPTER 120

 

MALARIA ACT

 

SUBSIDIARY LEGISLATION

SECTION 6

 

 
 

G.N. 73/1931.

 

MALARIA (FUMIGATION) REGULATION

 

[25th April, 1931]

 

 

1.            These Regulations may be cited as the Malaria (Fumigation) Regulations.

2.            Fumigation will consist in the burning during 12 hours of sulphur in iron ovens standing in vessels containing water.  Five pounds of sulphur will be used for every 1,000 cubic feet of space.

3.            The rates to be charged for fumigation shall be as follows-

 

                                                                                                                  Rs.          c.

For a vessel under 200 tons                            ….                   ….             35           00

For vessels of 200 to 249 tons                        …                    …              40           00

For vessels of 250 to 299 tons                        …                    …              45           00

For vessels of 300 tons and over                    …                    …              50           00

 

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P. 120/1954.

SI. 104/1975

 

 

 

MALARIA (DISINSECTISATION OF VESSELS) REGULATIONS

[20th September, 1954]

 

1.      These Regulations may be cited as the Malaria (Disinsectisation of Vessels) Regulations.

 

2.      The disinsectisation of vessels shall consist in the spraying of the whole vessel with a 5% solution in Kerosene Oil of DDT (Dichlor-diphenyl-tri-chloretane) or of any other insecticide of appropriate strength, approved by the Chief Medical Officer.

 

4.            The rates to be charged for disinsectisation shall be as follows:-

 

For vessels under 200 tons                                                            Rs. 15.00

For vessels from 200 to 299 tons                                                  Rs. 25.00

For vessels from 300 tons and over                                              Rs. 35.00

 

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