Mulago Hospital (Grant)

Oral Answers to Questions — Uganda – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 11th October 1944.

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Photo of Major Abraham Lyons Major Abraham Lyons , Leicester East 12:00 am, 11th October 1944

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he is aware of the serious overcrowding of patients at the Mulago Hospital in Uganda; and what steps are proposed by way of immediate remedy.

Photo of Hon. Oliver Stanley Hon. Oliver Stanley , Westmorland

Yes, Sir. A free grant of £477,500 has been made under the Colonial Development and Welfare Act for the construction of a new hospital of 1,100 beds. The Governor proposes to increase the present accommodation to 700 beds in temporary buildings while the new hospital is under construction.

Photo of Major Abraham Lyons Major Abraham Lyons , Leicester East

May I ask my right hon. and gallant Friend whether he has given instructions for this matter to be pressed on with all possible speed?

Photo of Hon. Oliver Stanley Hon. Oliver Stanley , Westmorland

I do not need to give instructions. The Governor himself is perfectly aware of the necessity for expedition.