Victims of infected blood scandal will each receive £100,000 compensation ‘as soon as possible’

  • Victims of the infected blood scandal will each receive £100,000 compensation 
  • Thousands of patients were infected with HIV and hepatitis C in the 70s and 80s
  • A source said ‘The infected blood scandal was a tragedy for everyone involved’

Victims of the infected blood scandal will each receive £100,000 compensation ‘as soon as possible’, the Government is to announce.

Thousands of patients were infected with HIV and hepatitis C through contaminated blood transfusions in the 1970s and 1980s.

(Stock Image) Thousands of patients were infected with HIV and hepatitis C through contaminated blood transfusions in the 1970s and 1980s

Last month, the Infected Blood Inquiry chairman, Sir Brian Langstaff, ruled that victims should receive payouts ‘without delay’.

Last night a No 10 source said: ‘The infected blood scandal was a tragedy for everyone involved, and the Prime Minister strongly believes that all those who suffered so terribly as a result of this injustice should receive compensation as quickly as possible.’

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