Vector Control and Port Health Programme

The Vector Control programme is focused on ensuring mosquitoes and rodents are controlled and vectors are not introduced to the island. Port health is focused on preventing the spread of communicable diseases by travellers and cargo.

To enforce these responsibilities, the programme is made-up of three sections:

Section

Responsibility

Vector Control

  • rodent and mosquito infestations (only),
  • proactive surveillance of rodents and mosquitoes

Port Health

  • screening travellers, ships and aircraft for potential communicable diseases
  • issue Ship Sanitation Control/Exemption Certificates

Biomedical Waste Collection

  • collect material from specific sites eg. pharmacies, medical offices
  • dispose of the waste appropriately

 

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