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Mass Radiography Units (Gift To Russia)

Volume 393: debated on Thursday 4 November 1943

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asked the Minister of Health whether consideration has been given to assisting the Soviet authorities in dealing with tuberculosis in Russia by making available to them mass radiography apparatus such as is now being produced in this country for our own tuberculosis service?

Yes, Sir. I am happy to inform the House that an offer which I recently made on behalf of the Government to present to the Soviet Government two of the mass radiography units now being manufactured in this country has been accepted. They are to be sent to Russia almost immediately, and I learn from His Excellency the Soviet Ambassador that one is to go to Stalingrad and the other to Leningrad. Though our present resources of these machines are very limited, I feel certain that the people of this country will wholeheartedly approve the sending of two of them for the benefit of the heroic people of Leningrad and Stalingrad.