Health Situation in Israel Reported “unsatisfactory;” Tuberculosis is Widely Spread

Despite great strides being made in the medical field in Israel the health of the Israeli people is unsatisfactory, Dr. Emanuel Miller, noted psychiatrist and writer, declared here following his return from a visit to the Jewish state.

He reported that the incidence of tuberculosis in the population–17 percent–is “alarming.” He paid high tribute to Israel’s women welfare workers, insisting that nobody of women in the world could surpass them in service.

Israel’s hospitals are overcrowded because of the rapidly expanding population, a spokesman for Kupat Holim, the Histadrut medical insurance plan, announced here today. He said that an expenditure of $1,400,000 last year for expansion of new facilities had not ended the overcrowding.

The Norwegian Information Service in New York today reported that Norwegian surgeon general Karl Evang has accepted an invitation from the World Health Organization to head a group of experts who will help Israel in planning its health service. The job will take about two months, starting Sept.1.

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