Blood scandal victim’s family accuse Hunt of breaking promises

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PM candidate told Michael Dorricott he would ‘sort’ compensation, inquiry hears

The Tory leadership candidate Jeremy Hunt has been accused of running for prime minister on “broken promises” after claims that he failed victims of the infected blood scandal and did not fulfil his promise to a dying man.

The infected blood inquiry, which began its hearings in London in May and spent the last fortnight in Leeds, is looking into the scandal, which is estimated to have claimed more than 3,000 lives. Before effective screening was introduced, NHS patients were given transfusions and blood products in the 1970s and 1980s containing HIV and hepatitis C viruses.

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