Infected blood cover-up claims to be investigated 'without fear or favour'

A former health minister believes officials tried to destroy evidence after after the worst treatment scandal in NHS history.

By Paul Kelso, health correspondent

Claims of a cover-up over the deaths of almost 3,000 people infected with HIV or hepatitis C by contaminated blood products will be investigated "without fear or favour", says the head of the public inquiry.

Speaking on the opening day of the Infected Blood Inquiry, former judge Sir Brian Langstaff said he would put those affected "at the heart of the inquiry" and guaranteed victims he would listen to their concerns.

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source: The Sky News

2018-09-24 20:33
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