Government to review compensation for victims of infected blood

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Victims of the worst treatment disaster in the history of the NHS have welcomed the Government’s decision to review compensation payments.

In the 1970s and 80s, thousands of people with haemophilia and other illnesses were infected with HIV and hepatitis by contaminated blood products.

Some of the victims receive financial assistance, but there are significant regional disparities, which campaigners say is unfair.

Sky’s health correspondent Ashish Joshi reports.

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