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For a TB sanitorium in Bombay.

Determined effort is afoot to establish a sanitorium for Bombay phthisis patients in or near the city in connection with the excellent work being done by King George V Anti-Tuberculosis League. This organisation has been working for five years and has done enormous amount of work, but progress is now stopped for want of a sanitorium. The committee lately addressed to the Western India Turf Club an appeal for financial help and at the meeting of the Club last night the Chairman moved that a donation of Rs. 2 lakhs be given. He reminded the members that the Turf Club had during the war already given over £100,000 to the war and to charity over Rs. 15 lakhs. Nearly the whole of this money had come from Bombay as during Poona races on one occasion when the race special trains did not run there was a loss to the Club on that day’s racing instead of profit. He thought it was the opinion of some members that while the Club should still continue to contribute largely to war relief and charity it would be wise to devote a large amount to some substantial and permanent institution which is likely to prove of lasting benefit to the relatives, children and employees of those who contribute to the profits of the Club. The population of Bombay at the present moment must be over twelve lakhs. Nine lakhs of those belong to classes who cannot afford proper medical treatment. The meeting unanimously voted in favour of the proposition, the sanitorium to be called the Western India Turf Club Sanitorium and the Club to be represented by three members on the Board of Management of the institution.

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