DOJ won’t investigate deaths of veterans placed on VA hospital’s secret waiting list ‘at this time’

By Francesca Chambers
Published: 00:10 BST, 14 May 2014 | Updated: 00:12 BST, 14 May 2014
The Division of Equity does not mean to explore the passings of 40 veterans who were put on a mystery holding up records at a Veterans Undertakings healing center in Arizona any time soon.

Attorney General Eric Holder said the issue was on DOJ’s ‘radar,’ yet it would not intercede ‘at this time.’
‘Well, clearly these reports on the off chance that they’re true are unacceptable, what’s more, the assertions are being taken extremely truly by the administration,’ Holder told columnists on Tuesday.
‘But I don’t have any declarations at this time with respect to anything that the Equity Office is doing,’ he said.
At the focus of the outrage is the Phoenix Veterans Undertakings Wellbeing Mind System, which CNN reports is somewhat mindful for the passings of 40 veterans who were set on the hospital’s mystery holding up lists.
VA healing facilities are required to see patients inside two weeks to a month of their ask for an appointment. Between 1,400 to 1,600 veterans were not logged into the VA’s official framework in a surreptitious plot to cover up the hospital’s months long hold up times, as of late resigned Pheonix VA specialist Sam Foote told CNN prior this month.

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