Andy Burnham backs blood scandal inquiry calls

Former Health Secretary Andy Burnham has backed calls for a public inquiry over the NHS use of contaminated blood products in the 1970s and 1980s.

In his final Commons speech before stepping down as an MP, Mr Burnham outlined what he claimed was evidence that amounted to "deliberate, provable acts" of a "criminal cover-up".

More than 2,000 deaths have been linked to the scandal in which haemophiliacs and others were infected with hepatitis C and HIV from imported blood products.

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