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Thursday, 8 December 1960

Mr JONES (NEWCASTLE, VICTORIA) - I preface a question to the Minister for Health by saying that, from time to time, people contract diseases which require operations which cannot be performed by the medical profession in Australia and the patients have to go overseas. Will the Minister, in these cases, consider making an allowance equivalent to the expense which the Government would meet in respect of hospital accommodation, medical attention and pharmaceutical preparations for these people so as to assist them in the great expense of having to go to other countries to have an operation performed?

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