(1) In every plantation there shall be provided and maintained so as to be readily available such medical facilities for the workers 2[and their families] as may be prescribed by the State Government.
(2) If in any plantation medical facilities are not provided and maintained as required bysub-section (1) the 1[State Government upon a request by the chief inspector] may cause to be provided and maintained therein such medical facilities, and recover the cost thereof from the defaulting employer.
(3) For the purposes of such recovery the chief inspector may certify the costs to be recovered to the collector, who may recover the amount as an arrear of land-revenue.
1.Subs. by Act 17 of 2010, s. 3, for "and children are, or are to be" (w.e.f. 7-6-2010).
2.Ins. by Act 34 of 1960, s. 4 (w.e.f. 21-11-1960).