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Grassley: Report Shows Veterans Affairs Hospitals Must Ensure Safety of Medical Equipment

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Location: Washington, DC

Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa is a requester of a Government Accountability Office report released today that found that the Department of Veterans Affairs has inadequate procedures to protect the safety of veterans who receive care using medical equipment and supplies at Veterans Affairs' hospitals. Grassley made the following comment on the report, which is available here.

"We were all reminded over the weekend how military men and women risk their lives to protect our safety and freedom. The Department of Veterans Affairs needs to step up training and institute new procedures to make sure medical equipment is sanitized and used the way it's supposed to be. The agency has a double duty to take care of veterans' health care and make sure medical practices aren't putting veterans' lives at risk."

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