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I.r.o. Giving Medical Examinations to Jews in Displaced Persons Camps in Italy

A program of medical examinations for all displaced Jews in camps in Italy has been begun by the International Refugee Organization which is responsible for the administration of the centers, it was learned here today.

The check-up program was introduced under pressure from the Joint Distribution Committee and the local representative of the Jewish Agency. Thus far the I.R.O. officials have refused to make the results of the examinations available to the Agency, which requires it in planning its Israeli immigration program. No reason has been offered by the I.R.O. for withholding the information.