131. Reading Skills Comprehension: Death Control

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Death Control

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Why is this enormous increase in population taking place? Is it really due to the spread of the knowledge and the practice of what is coming to be called Death control. You have heard of birth control. Death control is something rather different. Death control recognizes the work of the doctors and the nurses and the hospitals and the health services in keeping alive people who, a few years ago, would have died of some of the incredibly serious killing diseases, as they used to be. Squalid conditions, which we can remedy by an improved standard of living, caused a lot of disease and dirt. Medical examinations at schools catch diseases early and ensure healthier school children. Scientists are at work stamping out malaria and other more deadly diseases. If you are seriously ill there is an ambulance to take you to a modern hospital. Medical care helps to keep people alive longer.

Questions :

(a) Why is there an enormous increase in population?

(b) What recognises the work of doctors, nurses, hospitals and health services in keeping people alive?

(c) What caused a lot of disease and dirt?

 (d) What can medical examinations do at school?

(e) What are scientists trying to do?

 (f) How does medical care help people?

Answers :

(a) The enormous increase in population is there due to the spread of knowledge and the practice of Death control.

(b) Death control recognises the work of doctors, nurses, hospitals and health services in keeping people alive.

(c) Squalid conditions caused a lot of disease and dirt.

 (d) Medical examinations at schools can catch diseases early and ensure healthier school children.

(e) Scientists are at work stamping out malaria and other more deadly diseases.

(f) Medical care can help people to keep them live longer.

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