4. Functions, duties and powers of the Board

4. Functions, duties and powers of the Board

4. Functions, duties and powers of the Board:

The functions, duties and powers of the Board shall be as follows:
(a) To conduct such research, survey and training programmes asmay be required to find out the causes of the vector-borne diseases and measures to cure such diseases.
(b) To do, or cause to be done, necessary study and research works on efficacy of the drugs used in the affected areas for the control and eradication of the vector-borne diseases.
(c) To undertake research, training, teaching and counseling programmes on the control and eradication of the vector-borne diseases as the regular programmes of the Board.
(d) To make the general public and the persons related with the bodies responsible for controlling the vector-borne diseases aware and vigilant about such diseases by launching requisite training and teaching programmes on the control and eradication of such diseases, and render assistance in the operation of such programmes.
(e) To formulate policies on the operation and management of the Board and supervise and monitor, or cause to be supervised and monitored, the implementation of such policies.
(f) To approve the policy, annual and periodic plans, programmes and budget of the Board and to arrange or cause to be arranged for necessary amounts for the same.
(g) To provide consultancy service, research service or laboratory service as well as physical facility to any individual or concerned bodies as to the control and eradication of the vector-borne diseases, by collecting such service fees as may be determined by the Board.
(h) To submit recommendation, accompanied by suggestions as to the control and eradication of the vector-borne diseases, along with research and survey reports conducted on the control and eradication of the vector-borne diseases, to the Government of Nepal.
(i) In the event of any direction given by the Government of Nepal to the Board to implement any kind of agreement entered into between the Government of Nepal and any foreign government or organization or international organization concerning the control and eradication of the vector-borne diseases, to implement, or cause to be implemented, such an agreement.
(j) To appoint advisers and consultants, as required, for the operation of the activities of the Board smoothly.
(k) To carry out such other functions as may be required for the implementation of the objects of the Board.