HC Deb 08 May 1913 vol 52 cc2225-6

asked the Under-Secretary of State for India if he can state what were the proposals for medical treatment of Indian women by means of travelling dispensaries made by Mrs. Emanuel, wife of Mr. Emanuel, Indian Civil Service, collector of Larkhana, in Sind; and whether any, and what, action was taken thereupon by the Government of Bombay?


The proposal was that in each district there should be a travelling dispensary, fully equipped with a lady doctor and a nurse, to bring medical aid within the reach of villagers, particularly women and children. The Bombay Government were unable to accept the scheme on financial and other grounds. But they have offered to aid the establishment of stationary dispensaries under women doctors for the treatment of women and children.