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Orpington 1960

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Orpington]

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SECTION B.
GENERAL PROVISION OF HEALTH SERVICES
FOR THE AREA.
PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICES RENDERED BY THE
COUNCIL.
Major services of the Public Health Department, to which
reference is made in later sections of this report are:—
Atmospheric Pollution.
Enquiries into Complaints, and Abatement of Nuisances.
Health Education and all matters covered by the headings of
Sanitary and Environmental Services.
Housing.
Inspection of Food and Food Premises.
Inspection and Examination of Water and Milk Supplies.
Inspection of Factories and Shops.
Infectious Diseases (Prevention and Notification).
Rodent Control.
Refuse Collection and Disposal.
Disinfection.

The disinfecting station is situate at the Council Offices and details of the work carried out during 1960 are as under:—

Disinfections—
Premises visited52
Rooms disinfected53
Articles disinfected573
Disinfestations—
Premises visited20
Rooms disinfested38
Articles disinfested124
Articles treated.Articles destroyed.
Beds91
Mattresses90
Pillows126
Bolsters20
Bedclothes (batches)58
Clothing (batches)57
Cushions35
Hangings74
Carpets, etc.68
Library Books78
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