Navajo Superintendent Annual Reports, 1916


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- 5- Section 11- Health Never before in the history of this agency has such an active health campaign been carried on. Especially are Navajo mothers( prospective) seeking hospital care during confinement. Hospitals are needed at both Chin Lee and Tohatchi as with such a large territory to cover and over 12, 000 Indians two hospitals at the agency cannot take care of what should be done. At the agency one additional physician and two more nurses are a necessity. A sufficient apportion ment for 1917 was not allowed to run the general hospital. For the sanatorium with twenty capacity an appropriation of$ 10, 000 was allowed, or$ 500 per petient. The general hospital has a capacity of forty and less than$ 200 per patient was allowed while its up- keep cost if twice or three times what the sanat orium is, per patient. The position of field matron was vacant a large portion of the year and owing to the Navajos living in widely scattered communities this branch of the work was not as successful as it might have been.

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