§ 31. Mr. RENNIE SMITH
asked the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies how many lady doctors are employed in the Gold Coast; what are the facilities for training; what steps are being taken to meet the demand for lady doctors; and to what extent European lady doctors may be employed?
§ Dr. SHIELS
There are at present 12 lady medical officers in the service of the Gold Coast Government, 11 of whom are 382 Europeans and one is an African. There are also, I believe, a few European lady doctors working with missionary societies in the Colony. There are no facilities in the Gold Coast for students of either sex to undergo the training necessary to enable them to qualify as medical practitioners locally; hut, in the case of Government medical officers, the same facilities for post-graduate training are provided for both men and women doctors. As regards the third part of the question, there is no difficulty in meeting the demand for lady medical officers for Government service.
§ Mr. LEIF JONES
Is there any reason why they should be called "lady doctors"? We speak of men doctors why not of women doctors?