The ‘NHS body parts scandal’, in which hundreds of tonnes of medical waste including human body parts have been left to pile up by a firm unable to properly fulfil a contract to incinerate them, is a grim example of the dangers of the government’s headlong rush to farm out NHS services to private companies.
This is all the more true after the SKWAWKBOX revelation yesterday that the Dept of Health (DH) was warned that the price of the winning bid was ‘abnormally low’.
Now issue has taken an even more serious turn with the news that a criminal investigation into the fiasco has been launched after the Environment Agency said the firm was in breach of environmental permits.
Sadly, none of the Tory politicians ultimately responsible for a huge scandal they were warned about are likely to end up in the dock.
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