20th January 2018

PHO Kolkata

Organization introduction and Background information The Port of Kolkata,is a riverine port in the city of Kolkata. It is the oldest operating port in India, having originally been constructed by the  British East India Company. The British East India Company established the Kolkata port after getting the trading rights from the Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb. The port commission was set up in the year 1870 in the British rule. Port Health Organisation, Kolkata was set up in 1875.

Kolkata port has a vast hinterland comprising the entire Eastern India including West Bengal, Bihar, Jharkhand, UP, MP, Assam, North East Hill States and the two landlocked neighboring countries - Nepal and Bhutan.

Staff: Administrative and Technical (Total strength and filled up)

Sl. No. Designation Sanctioned Filled-up
1 PortHealthOfficer 1 1
2 Dy PortHealth Officer 9 6
3 HealthInspector 4 1
4 HealthAssistant 4 3
5 FieldWorker 17 17
6 Head Clerk 1 0
7 UDC 1 1
8 LDC 7 6
9 MTS 8 8


  • Grant of free pratique
  • Health and Sanitary Clearance of  Internationalvessels.
  • Supervision of Disinfection, disinsection and deratting measures of ships and undertaking the measures in case of need.
  • Inspection of ship sanitation and issuance of Ship Sanitation Certificate(SSCC or SSCEC)
  • Inspection of medicine chest and issuance of Medical chest certificate
  • Necessary clearance/ measures in case of death on board
  • To provide appropriate medical services and transport of ill traveler to appropriate medical centre having diagnostic facilities and care.
  •  Supervision of sanitation, water supply and anti-mosquito and anti-rodent work in the port premises.
  •  Licensing of eating establishments within the local limits of ports as per the provision of FSSAI, Act 2006
  • Administration of yellow fever vaccine. Days of vaccination - Monday,Wednesday&Friday; to report between 12.00 and 12.30 pm, preferably with prior appointment(033-22230414)
  • Administration of OPV(for international travelers going to the countries notified by Govt of India for this purpose).

Organization address withE-mail ID/ Phone/ Fax/ location Map/ Photos

E-mail: phokolkata[at]rediffmail[dot]com
Phone: 033-2220904, 033-22230414,033-22230178
FAX: 033-22230435