Contaminated blood scandal to have 'full statutory inquiry'

From BBC - November 3, 2017

A "full statutory inquiry" will be carried out into the contaminated blood scandal that left at least 2,400 people dead, the government has announced.

The decision was made after victims and families expressed strong views over the involvement of the Department of Health.

The inquiry will now be the responsibility of the Cabinet Office.

Confirming in the summer that an inquiry would be held, Theresa May said it had been "an appalling tragedy".

About 7,500 people, many with an inherited bleeding disorder called haemophilia, were given blood products infected with hepatitis C and HIV in the 1970s and 80s.

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