As a part of ‘ease of doing business’, a full-fledged PHO office started functioning at New Mangalore Port Trust from 8-8-2016. With the persuasion of NMPT, the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare has sanctioned the above office inside the Port. With the establishment of this office, the port is in a position to give clearance to all foreign going vessels smoothly. This will also help the embarkation/disembarkation of cruise tourists at the port, thereby encouraging cruise tourism in Mangalore.
The Port Health Officer and supporting staff has been provided by the PHO, Cochin which was established to ensure prevention of entry of Quarantinable diseases (Diseases subjected to International Health Regulations) into the country under Indian Port Health Rules 1955. PHO, is designated for issue of ‘ Ship Sanitation Control Exemption Certificate, Ship Sanitation Control Certificate and Ship Sanitation Extension Certificate to Ships’.
The Port Chairman has expressed thanks to the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare for extending this facility to NMPT which will immensely benefit the shipping fraternity.