Post deployment illness Gulf War

The ground war lasted four days and resulted in 147 battlefield deaths, but almost 199,000 of the 698,000 people who were deployed have since qualified for some degree of service-related disability. Of those, 13,317 people are disabled by "undiagnosed conditions"; Medically Unexplained Symptoms; Medically Unexplained Physical Symptoms (MUPS) or Unexplained Symptoms

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Accountability for Gulf War Disabled Vets

There have been Congressional Government Reform Committees
for the past 12 years on gulf war exposures and on Gulf War
Illness. Many of the hearing held to respond to VA and DOD-health
policies and directives determined by the GAO-General Accounting
Office not implemented, or only in few facilities and poor record keeping.

With records (stat tics) not collected or stolen (VA laptops)
the public will never know for sure how many GW vets have
Cancer, heart conditions, ALS, MS or CFS.

With spottie information collected by VA Health Care (VBA)
minimal information to update VA staff by the Office of
Public Health and Environmental Hazards (13), it is not
surprising today, we still have VA and DOD doctors who still
believe there are undiagnosed illness in gulf war vets.

So when will the 135,000 gulf war vet, who have gone to
the VA for care demand our government officials to do
their job effectively and efficiently.

Comrades we must pick up our pens to ask for accountability
in medical programs and services. Demand change of the
staff who ran these Offices poorly, fired them. Bring in
NEW blood.
Do not Leave Gulf War Vets with Undiagnosed Illness Behind !

Persian Gulf Era Vets of Mass.


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