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VA watchdog: Tomah staff failed to report rogue dentist

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Sourced through Scoop.it from – Read the full story here:  lacrossetribune.com

The watchdog agency for the federal Department of Veterans Affairs says staff at the Tomah VA Medical Center failed to report a dentist who used improperly sterilized equipment for more than nine months and found surprise inspections could have alerted hospital leaders sooner.
The findings are contained in a report released Thursday by Office of Inspector General on its investigation into the lapse in hygiene, which could have exposed hundreds of veterans to bloodborne infections, including HIV and hepatitis.

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What the heck is wrong with people? What kind of doctor doesn’t sterilize his equipment? What happened to do no harm? I was one of 1800 veterans in St Louis when this happened here. It was horrible the waiting for the test results to make sure I was clean.


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