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Sonowal launches PHO module to promote EoDB

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The Union Minister of Ports, Shipping & Waterways (MoPSW) and Ayush, Mr. Sarbananda Sonowal launched Port Health Organisation (PHO) module under Sagar Setu – National Logistics Portal (Marine) – in an attempt to enable faster and simpler ecosystem to promote Ease of Doing Business (EODB). PHO will conduct disease surveillance, health inspection and quarantine measures to safeguard citizens and port workers. 

This digital initiative was launched in the presence of Mr. T K Ramachandran, Secretary, Ministry of Ports, Shipping & Waterways along with other senior officials of the ministry.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Sarbananda Sonowal said, “The launch of the PHO module is yet another step towards digitalisation and modernisation of our systems which will further the ease of doing business in the country.”

This Port Health Organization module has been envisaged as a part of ‘Ease of Doing business’ by covering features like request for PHO clearance certificates, approval by PHO, online certification generation, tracking of request status etc. 

The PHO module will help the Shipping Agents, PHO’s, Port Authorities, Customs etc allowing easier access to functionalities of PHO clearance through online process. This will help in collaborating with different departments & agencies for accordance of approval etc.

It will also ensure data mobility such that approvals and monitoring shall be paperless transparency.

With a focus on public health, the Port Health Organization will conduct disease surveillance, health inspections, and quarantine measures to safeguard citizens and port workers. 

For Custodians like Ports Authorities and Customs, this module will help in providing Seamless Communication.

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