HC Deb 27 February 1928 vol 214 cc12-3
29. Mr. DAY

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies if any new stations are being built within the Empire for the treatment of leprosy by the hydrocarpus oil remedy; and can he make a full statement on this subject?


In those parts of the Empire where leprosy exists, active measures are being taken by medical departments for its control, in many cases in co-operation with the British Empire Leprosy Relief Association and other agencies. Medical officers trained in recent methods have been detailed for special duty in Nigeria, the Gold Coast, Fiji and other Colonies, while in all areas attention is being given to the possibility of the eradication of the disease, by the establishment of treatment stations, as in Tanganyika, Nyasaland, Uganda, or by such other means as the situation appears to demand.

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