25th September 2017


  • The APHOs work under Indian Aircraft (Public Health) rules 1954 & IHR2005. The Aircraft (Public Health) Rules-1954 was framed by central Govt. of India, in exercise of the powers conferred by Section 8A of The Aircraft Act 1934.
  • Main purpose for which the organization was created was to (i) contain import/export of serious infectious diseases, (ii) Inspect and certify Food establishments at Airports and its vicinity, (iii) maintain Hygiene and Sanitation, (iv) Clearance of Dead Human Remains imported from abroad, (v) Aircraft disinsection, etc.There was a time when Cholera, Plague, Typhoid, Typhus, Small Pox, Anthrax, Glanders, Yellow Fever, Polio etc were the diseases of Public Health importance (in other words emergency). Later only Cholera, Plague and Yellow Fever were the diseases of Public Health importance. Currently, now with passage of time & general improvement in sanitation & hygiene, the diseases that draw the attention of GOI are Glanders, Anthrax, Yellow Fever, Plague - which, all the four are epidemiologically notifiable diseases of Public Health emergency. GOI Ministry of Health & Family Welfare is signatory to the International Health Regulations, 2005 framed by the World Health Organization. Lately since Polio has re-infected certain countries totaling seven therefore travelers travelling between these seven countries and India are required to have Polio Vaccination from a designated and authorized center.

Routine Activities

Emergency Duties