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Coll 30/9(2) 'Persian Gulf Annual Administration Reports' [‎23r] (47/88)

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The record is made up of 1 file (41 folios). It was created in 1 Jun 1949-29 Jun 1949. 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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operations did not draw off as many labourers as
usual as few boats went out and the pearling season
was short* Complaints were mad© to the Bahrain
Government about the muster of foreigners, Indians,
z"' Persians, Pakistanis, Omanis, and Qataris, who were
obtaining employment in Bahrain at the expense of
local labour* They were else asked to prevent
Bahrainis fro® going abroad to work on the mainland
but replied that the ban they had imposed in 1947 on
the exodus of Bahrainis from Bahrain had proved very
unpopular and had to be lifted soon after it was
i®posec. Most Bahrainis prefer to work in Bahrain
but the high wages being paid by /.ramco end Petroleum
Development (Qatar) Ltd* led many abroad. Clerks
were paid as much as Rs.300/- and Rs*40C/- per mensem
by Aramco and those who worked for Arab contractors
often received as much as Rs.60C/- to Rs*900/* a month*
(a) General .
The general health of the communities has
been good throughout the year* There have been no
major epidemics* The incidence of malaria has been
further reduced by the Anti-Malarial measures carried
out by the Bahrain Government*
A scheme has been implemented by the Bahrain
Government to combat the alarmingly high incidence of
venereal disease* This provides for free but
compulsory treatment of all infected persons in Bahrein.
There has been a favourable and rapid response from
tie public.
The Bahrain Medical Society at the end of
its third year held a medical congress for 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.
doctors on Rovember 4th. This, the first of its kind,
was an experiment to see in what ways different doctor?,
both British and American, were dealing with the
problems of this area* 18 outside doctors attended
and the meetings were a great success. It is hoped to
make this an annual feature*
An increasing number of persons have visited
Bahrain from Saudi Arabia, the Trucial Coast The historic term used by the British to refer to the Gulf coast of Trucial Oman, now called United Arab Emirates. , and Iran
for medical treatment.
(fc) Victoria M emorial Hospltel.
The Victorial Memorial Hospital functioned
under the auspices of the Government of India for the
first 3 months of the year under review and during that
period its role continued to embrace quarantine duties,
the running of a public dispensary and a IB bedded hospital
together with the medical attendarce on the staffs of
the Residency A diplomatic office of the British Government established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. and Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. , the personnel of ships' crews
and the employees of certain local business firms.
On the 1st April, the hospital was taken
over by His Majesty's Governrrert end from that date the
dispensary end hospital were closed down but the other
activities continued. Major J.D.Grant, I.M.S. (Retd.)
was appointed Quarantine Medical Officer o n the 7th 1 4 «
(c) American Mission ISos-IIeI

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This file consists of two annual administration reports for the year 1948, one for the Political Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. in Muscat (folios 4-15) and the other for the Political Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. in Bahrain incorporating the Trucial Coast The historic term used by the British to refer to the Gulf coast of Trucial Oman, now called United Arab Emirates. and Qatar (folios 16-42).

These two reports cover the following topics:

  • Ruling Family
  • Education
  • Agriculture
  • Medical
  • Oil
  • Trade
  • Political Situation
  • Customs
  • Public Works
  • Financial
  • Communications
  • Visitors
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1 file (41 folios)

The papers are arranged in approximate chronological order from the rear to the front of the file.

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Foliation: the foliation sequence commences at the front cover with 1 and terminates at the inside back cover with 43; these numbers are written in pencil, are circled, and are located 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.

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