J.D.C. Institutions in Israel Aided 30,000 Persons Last Year

Some 10,000 Israelis received care and treatment in 50 Malben institutions last year, Charles Passman, director of the Joint Distribution Committee’s welfare program in Israel told newsmen today. He revealed that another 20,000 had received assistance through Malben’s many services, particularly those designed for economic rehabilitation and which had helped many a family become self-sufficient.

Mr. Passman reported that there were some 5,000 persons now in Malben villages for the aged who will remain there for their entire lives and that Malben had a waiting list of 1,800 aged men and women. Other services provided by Malben included: 2,500 who received treatment for tuberculosis and chronic illnesses, 500 who were given medical appliances, and 2,000 who received rehabilitation services.

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