HC Deb 16 November 1955 vol 546 cc39-40W
96. Mr. Sorensen

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what further steps the Government of the Federation of Malaya has taken to combat tuberculosis; and why treatment allowances have been refused despite the results achieved by the scheme in Singapore.

Mr. Lennox-Boyd

In addition to a major campaign against tuberculosis during the past five years, the Government of the Federation of Malaya have this year given $300,000 to the Lady Templer Tuberculosis Hospital and have also improved facilities at eight Government Tuberculosis Centres. The Federation Government have been unable to adopt a country-wide scheme of treatment allowances owing to the large and scattered population and the resulting cost involved and difficulties of supervision. but a voluntary scheme of allowances is administered by the Malayan Association for the Prevention of Tuberculosis.

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