Blood Scandal

A long-awaited inquiry is opening in Britain into how contaminated blood was use to treat thousands of people in the 1970s and ’80s, killing at least 2,400. Thousands of hospital patients – many of them hemophiliacs – were infected with HIV or Hepatitis C through tainted blood products, largely imported from the United States.

Contaminated blood has accused

A campaigner whose father died from contaminated blood has accuse the Government of offering victims “means-tested scraps” as a new inquiry gets under way. Jason Evans, whose father died in 1993 having contract hepatitis and HIV; hence say the Government had fail to accept responsibility for the scandal and was now attempting damage limitation by offering victims more money.

The contaminate blood scandal has label the worst treatment disaster in the history of the NHS. Thousands of patients were infect with HIV and hepatitis C via contaminate blood products in the 1970s and 1980s. The Infect Blood Inquiry will start taking evidence in central London on Tuesday. Two previous inquiries have been brand a whitewash by campaigners.

Mr Evans, who runs the Factor 8 campaign group, said a new offer from the Government; hence would equate to less than £900 per person. They said the Government had fail once again to accept its liability” in the scandal. They added: In a blatant attempt of damage limitation, the Government has today announce a derisory offer of subsistence; hence to some victims on the very day that the Infect Blood Inquiry; hence begins hearing testimony from those infect and affected.

People are sick and dying

If the figures in the Department of Health’s own 2016 report are to be believe; so the suppose increase today equates to less than £900 per person infected. They also note with interest that the health minister has state; hence they has commit ‘up to’ this figure, meaning the reality could in fact be far less than the shameful amount announced.

“Today’s announcement is not welcome. People are sick and dying; so families are dealing with severe bereavement but the Government refuses to accept its clear liability and pay compensation. Previous investigations have brand a whitewash by victims’ campaigners. In 2017 Prime Minister Theresa May order a new inquiry; hence with the power to summon witnesses.
As hearings began Tuesday, May said “today will begin a journey; which will be dedicate to getting to the truth of what happen and in delivering justice to everyone involved. The inquiry, led by a retire judge, will spend months; hence hearing from victims in London and around the country.