Tuberculosis (Convalescence).

Oral Answers to Questions — Public Health. – in the House of Commons on 6th August 1942.

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Photo of Mr Reginald Sorensen Mr Reginald Sorensen , Leyton West

asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware that patients discharged from tuberculosis sanatoria, but still needing special treatment, are compelled to seek employment through financial circumstances and are therefore unable to benefit from that treatment; and whether any steps will be taken to enable them to continue convalescence by supplementary grants from the Assistance Board or otherwise?

Photo of Mr Ernest Brown Mr Ernest Brown , Leith

I do not doubt that such circumstances as my hon. Friend refers to may occasionally arise. The economic position of tuberculosis persons is one of the aspects of the tuberculosis problem Which is engaging my close attention at the moment.

Photo of Mr Reginald Sorensen Mr Reginald Sorensen , Leyton West

When is it likely that action will be taken?

Photo of Mr Ernest Brown Mr Ernest Brown , Leith

I expect a report from the Medical Research Council any day now, and it is in connection with that that I am making my own investigations.