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Anger brews as deceased patients’ relatives told report will be kept secret

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Anger brews as deceased patients' relatives told report will be kept secret

Anger is brewing against the Ministry of Health after it announced that it would not make public the findings of the Fact-Finding Committee (FFC) into the suspicious deaths of 11 dialysis patients last year.

The refusal has reportedly infuriated the families of these victims and the Renal Disease Patients Association.

The Association’s secretary Bose Soonarane retorted in an interview with l’Express, calling the government’s decision “aberrant, as there have been allegations of negligence.”

Several media reports at that time had also criticised the conditions in which dialysis patients were being retained.

“The public must know the truth, particularly the relatives of the victims so they can grieve peacefully. Everyone is wondering how the virus could have spread so quickly among patients. Who infected them?”

Bose also denounced that the patients were not given dinner and there was no social distancing when they were being transported to the quarantine hotel.

He also criticised the lack of hygiene at Souillac Hospital where the patients went for dialysis.

He blasted the recent setting up of a Medical Negligence Committee into the 11 deaths.

“Are they going to investigate a previous investigation? Why did they set up a FFC when, from the start, they could have initiated an investigation? The question is what is the Medical Negligence Committee expected to discover more than what has already been found by the FFC. Now it will be the Ministry of Health that will investigate… the Ministry of Health.”

Health Minister Kailesh Jagutpal argued that the FFC Report would be discussed “internally”.

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