HC Deb 19 March 1896 vol 38 cc1347-8

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for India, whether ho if aware that there is no trained nursing staff in any of the hospitals at Aden, so that the garrison there is at a disadvantage compared with other garrisons under the Government of India; and that one of such hospitals is a general European hospital, in charge of a civil surgeon, to which patients are brought from ships of all nations; whether he will communicate with the Resident at Aden and request suggestions for remedying the above deficiency; and whether he will ascertain the amount of support given to the general hospital by mercantile shipping companies?


I am aware of the facts stated by the hon. Member, but I may observe that there arc several garrisons in India to which no trained European nursing staff is attached. I will communicate with the Government of India as to the suggestions made by the hon. Member.