The role of the municipality in the area of Public Health has primarily been that of implementing Central and State Government Health Programmes in the urban area. In addition, there are other health services, which the municipality provides, under the aegis of the West Bengal Municipal Act 1993. These services include, preventive measures for checking the spread of dangerous disease (vector control), providing immunization including public vaccination and inoculation, registering an event of birth and death, construction, maintenance and operation of dispensaries, ambulance services, issue of food license, to name a few.
Apart from this, there are other Central and State Government Health Schemes that are implemented by the ULBs. To name a few of them, Calcutta urban Development programme(CUDP), Indian Population Project(IPP) VIII, National Anti malaria programme, National Leprosy Elimination Programme, National AIDS Control Programme and Blood safety etc. the focus of these programmes have been mostly directed to catering to the preventive health care needs of the BPL families with particular emphasis on reproductive and child health care.
In line with the West Bengal Municipal Act 1993, The Health care Service Delivery Improvement Plan of DDP refers to the entire gamut of health services related to public health, reproductive & child health care and other preventive health cater initiatives taken by ULB by way of implementing Govt. Plans/ programmes. The services are broadly divided into three themes. The themes will cover:
|* Vaccine for Polio, D.P.T., Hepatitis ‘B’, T.T. & D.T.||-||Every Wednesday|
|* Vaccine for B.C.G. & Hepatitis ‘B’||-||Every Thursday|
|* Vaccine for Measles and Vitamin ‘A’||-||Every Friday|
|* Vaccine for Booster Dose (for 5, 10 & 16 year child)||-||Every Wednesday|
|* Deposition of charges for Hepatitis ‘B’||-||Every Monday, Friday and Saturday|
Vaccination is done everyday from 10:30 am to 01:30 pm.