What is the situation in regard to disabilities other than dental?
Mr. POW'ER: With regard to medical
treatment, the matter is not so easy. In so far as we are able to do so we appoint salaried medical officers through the civil service commission after advertising, so that they may be able to treat men in various districts throughout the country. It must be understood, however, that for the moment we cannot absolutely cover the whole country. Soldiers are in the same position as the rural population generally. There are no facilities right at their door, but as fast as we can provide them, we are doing so. For the moment our hospitals are fairly well filled by treating, either dental or medical treatment, about one hundred a week. We shall get round to dealing with them all as expeditiously as possible.
Topic: DEPARTMENT OF MINES AND RESOURCES