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Health minister apologises to Legionnaire's victims

by TPN/Lusa, in News · 14-11-2017 07:40:00 · 0 Comments

The Portuguese health minister Adalberto Campos Fernandes has apologised to the Legionnaire's victims and said that they must be compensated for the damage done, he said in parliament during the discussion about the state budget for health.

Health minister apologises to Legionnaire's victims

 

The minister said he believed the outbreak was due to a technical failure.

 

The day the fifth victim of the outbreak died in the São Francisco Xavier Hospital in Lisbon, Mr Campos Fernandes said that the hospital, the companies responsible for surveillance and the Lisbon and Tagus Valley Regional Health Administration must also apology to the victims.

 

The Legionnaire's outbreak started on 3 November, infected 48 people and killed five.

 

The Minister added that the government is going to do everything at its reach to find the source of the disease.

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