Report: Retaliation for complaints common at VA

by Matthew Daly

A report by a private government watchdog says medical professionals across the country have pointed out problems at the Department of Veterans Affairs, only to suffer retaliation from supervisors and other high-ranking officials.

The report says a pharmacy supervisor in California was placed on leave after complaining about errors and delays in delivering medications to patients. In Pennsylvania, a doctor was removed from clinical work after complaining that on-call doctors were refusing to go to a VA hospital.

The compiled by the independent Project on Government Oversight is based on comments and complaints filed by nearly 800 current and former VA employees and veterans. The group says it received allegations of wrongdoing from 35 states and the District of Columbia after setting up a special website in May.

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freethinking
Jul 21, 2014
Whats news about this. It is well known that Democrats and Progressives when ever they are in charge retaliate and use underhanded means to demean those they disagree with.

Just wondering why the VA hasn't had a string of hard disk crashes like the Democrats who are running the IRS.

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