VA Endoscope Problem is Department-Wide

House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs
June 16, 2009: Washington, D.C. — Today, a disturbing report reveals that, despite earlier outrage on the issue, continued medical procedure failures at numerous Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) facilities may have exposed veterans to infectious diseases. VA’s Office of the Inspector General (IG) released its findings today during a House Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigation hearing on the report which was requested by Congressman Steve Buyer. Buyer, who serves as Ranking Member of House Committee on Veterans Affairs, requested a nationwide review of VA endoscope procedures upon learning that the VA Medical Center in Miami, Florida had potentially exposed over three thousand veterans to HIV, Hepatitis B, and Hepatitis C, during endoscopic procedures.


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