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VA hospital may have infected 1,800 veterans with HIV

Posted By admin On June 30, 2010 @ 8:08 am In Prison Planet | Comments Disabled

CNN [1]
June 30, 2010

A Missouri VA hospital is under fire because it may have exposed more than 1,800 veterans to life-threatening diseases such as hepatitis and HIV.

John Cochran VA Medical Center in St. Louis has recently mailed letters to 1,812 veterans telling them they could contract hepatitis B, hepatitis C and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) after visiting the medical center for dental work, said Rep. Russ Carnahan.

Carnahan said Tuesday he is calling for a investigation into the issue and has sent a letter to President Obama about it.

“This is absolutely unacceptable,” said Carnahan, a Democrat from Missouri. “No veteran who has served and risked their life for this great nation should have to worry about their personal safety when receiving much needed healthcare services from a Veterans Administration hospital.”

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[4] $83,046 For A 3 Hour Hospital Visit – Why Are Hospital Bills So Outrageous?: http://www.prisonplanet.com/83046-for-a-3-hour-hospital-visit-why-are-hospital-bills-so-outrageous.html

[5] Chinese hospital staff disciplined after babies’ bodies found by river: http://www.prisonplanet.com/chinese-hospital-staff-disciplined-after-babies-bodies-found-by-river.html

[6] Suspicious package at U.S. military base sends 3 to hospital: http://www.prisonplanet.com/suspicious-package-at-u-s-military-base-sends-3-to-hospital.html

[7] Gulf War veterans ‘refused war pensions’: http://www.prisonplanet.com/gulf-war-veterans-refused-war-pensions.html

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