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Saturday, October 01, 2016

VA Leaving Vet Corpses to Rot in Morgues

Long, excessive wait times. Growing black mold. Cockroaches and bugs in the kitchen, dirty hallways, and faulty equipment. The Edward Hines Jr. Veterans Affairs Hospital in Chicago, Illinois is no paradise for retired servicemen to get adequate healthcare and treatment. However, the hospital has finally hit an even newer low: bodies of deceased veterans have been left unattended in the morgue to rot for up to two months, without proper burials set in motion.

The revelation was exposed by an alleged whistleblower, whose identity has not been confirmed due to fear of backlash. However, the nameless whistleblower cited one specific individual responsible for the careless handling of the bodies of former military servicemen: Chief of Patient Administrative Services Christopher Wirtjes.

The whistleblower filed a letter of complaint to the VA hospital’s inspector general, demanding accountability be held about the decaying state of the hospital. In regards to the decaying corpses in the basement morgue, the anonymous employee says “the Chief of PAS has the funds available, yet has no sense of urgency to lay the veteran to rest… Some veteran’s remains have been left in our hospital morgue for 45 days or more until they are stacked to capacity at times.”



Anonymous said...

That shows what the federal government really feels about any of us. We are trash unless it's politically expedient for those in power.

Anonymous said...

Yet we can give millions in grants to study the mating habits of fruitflies in zero gravity and other such foolishness.
And then there's the VA's penchant for 2x cost overruns in construction and millions in original artwork to adorn high level staff offices and hallways.
Priorities, people, priorities!

Anonymous said...

can't make any money off of dead Vets :(

Anonymous said...

This is sick this was on Clinton's watch too, just hope Trump does something about this.

Anonymous said...

Let's make sure the illegal immigrants and the "Syrian refugees" get anything they want but haven't done a thing to earn, but let our own veterans get nothing. not even the respect when they die

Anonymous said...

This is the most disgusting treatment of vets so far.