May I presume, as President
of the Tuberculosis Association of India, to write to you on the question of funds for
extension of the present building of the Lady Linlithgow Sanatorium at Kasauli, and the
New Delhi Tuberculosis Clinic.
As you perhaps know, the
Sanatorium at Kasauli has at the moment 210 beds, only six of which are endowed ones-the
cost of each endowment being about, Rs.50,000/-. In addition to the persistent demands for
more beds, the immediate needs of the Sanatorium are extension of staff quarters and the
main hospital. During the years of the last war and up to the present time, the drain on
the resources of the Sanatorium and the Association has been heavy and unless more funds
were received in the immediate future, the work of the Association and consequently the
Tuberculosis patients who seek the aid of the body and the Sanatorium, will suffer.
Knowing of your magnanimity and great sympathy and interest in humanitarian activities, I
venture to approach you for adequate funds to put in hand the construction,, at the
Sanatorium at Kasauli and the New Delhi T.B. Clinic. It may be possible to get some relief
from other sources which will leave the Association to make up a shortage of Rs.2 lakhs
for the Sanatorium and Rs.50,000/- or the New Delhi Clinic. .any help that you could give
us in tiding over our immediate difficulties will, I know, be deeply appreciated by the
Association and all those interested in the work.