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‘File 7/21 Hospital facilities for R.A.F. at Bahrain’ [‎3r] (5/84)

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The record is made up of 1 file (41 folios). It was created in 2 May 1942-10 Apr 1946. It was written in English. The original is part of the British Library: India Office The department of the British Government to which the Government of India reported between 1858 and 1947. The successor to the Court of Directors. Records and Private Papers.

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' GOVERNMENT OF BAHRAIN .
MEDICAL DEPARTMENT.
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Government - Hospital,
Bahrain, Persian Gulf Historically used by the British to refer to the sea area between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. Often referred to as The Gulf or the Arabian Gulf. ,
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Dr. R«E«B« Snow, St eft e Medical Officer, Bahrain*
kajor E.T. Hewitt, Defence Officer, Persian Gulf Historically used by the British to refer to the sea area between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. Often referred to as The Gulf or the Arabian Gulf. *
hospital inpatients facilities
for Army wounded ( )•
Certain facilities can be offered if the R*A*r« and the
Indian Navy allow* At present they have priority claim, and
if all three forces would be here in any strength together v there
would be no possibility of accommodating any military wouhded#
rmy should be stationed here temporarily alone then a
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certain noi could be treated, and the arrangements would be
(1) 11 beds for i- 2 Officers (Indian or English) A nine men Knglish
Also 4 ** ^ Indian ~ other ranks*
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lans, electric light, h.& c. baths etcs
Fees ranging from ft 10/» to 15/« per day.
No medical aid would be required*
according to rank.
Any grave emergency would of-course be admitted at any time*
Tours truly.
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H* B* M's Political Agent A mid-ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Agency. .
Adviser to the aovernm&it.
STATE ittJteDXCAL OFFICER.

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The file’s contents relate to arrangements during the Second World War for the use of the Bahrain State Hospital by the Royal Air Force (RAF) at Bahrain. The principal correspondents in the file are the Political Agent A mid-ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Agency. in Bahrain (numerous incumbents), the Adviser to the Bahrain Government (Charles Dalrymple Belgrave) and the State Medical Officer in Bahrain. The correspondence and other papers cover matters such as: arrangements for the reassignment of wards for RAF personnel; charges to be made for food, medicine and medical services, including increases to these charges in response to the rising cost of living during the war; expansion of hospital facilities, including installation of air conditioning and the construction of a mortuary, paid for by the Air Ministry, with arrangements for eventual reimbursement by the Bahrain Government. A breakdown of the complete cost per month for the provision of inpatients’ services, dated 19 December 1944 is included in the file (folio 33).

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1 file (41 folios)
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The file is arranged in approximate chronological order, from the earliest items at the front of the file to the latest at the end. The office notes at the end of the file (folios 40-41) mirror the chronological arrangement.

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Foliation: The main foliation sequence starts on the front cover and ends on the back cover; these numbers are written in pencil, are circled, and can be found in the top right corner of the recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. side of each folio. A second foliation sequence is present between ff. 2-39; these numbers are also written in pencil, but are not circled, and can be found in the same position as the main sequence. A short pagination sequence is present in the index section at the the back of the file between ff. 40-41; these numbers are also written in pencil, but are not circled, and can be found in the top left/right corner of each page.

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