HC Deb 16 July 1877 vol 235 c1322

asked the Under Secretary of State for India, If the rumour that the Local Medical Department in India is about to be abolished and that the administration of the Army Medical Service in India is to be in future in the hands of the Indian Government only, is correct; and, if he has any objection to state the grounds of the proposed change?


Sir, the Government of India have for some time past had the whole question of the Army Medical Service in India under their consideration, but they have not communicated any conclusions. I am not, therefore, in a position to be able to state what modifications may be proposed, or the reasons for them.