( CNN) The Department of Veterans Affairs’ inspector general tells practises at the Washington VA Medical Center are putting “patients at unnecessary hazard, ” and the VA has removed the director of the hospital from his position, allocating him to temporary administrative duties.
A report out Wednesday
created several concerns related to staffing shortfalls, dirty storage areas and failure to keep track of medical equipment, to move to shortfalls that could endanger patient health.
The report recognized 18 dirty infertile storage areas out of 25 reviewed at the medical centre, and found that more than $150 million in equipment has not been able to been inventoried or accounted for in the past year, which led to medical procedures being canceled or delayed.
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