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John Reid

Asked if the Prime Minister was happy that John Reid was not going to visit Margaret Dixon, the PMOS replied that John Reid had set out his reasons yesterday and that belonged in the party political phase, which the PMOS would not get involved in. What people should focus on today, however, was what the Health Secretary would say in his speech later today. He would report to a conference of heart experts and patients that pre-mature deaths from heart-related disease had been reduced by 27% over the last six years. Similarly, 27,000 lives had been estimated to have been saved, and the proportion of people who had been treated with clot-busting drugs after a heart attack had risen to 54% from 24% as late as 2000. That was a jump of 34% in four years. That was where John Reid was putting his focus today.

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  1. john reid sould be brought to account for his total ineptness on MRSA.
    i have sent several unanswered emails to him on EBIOX proven to prevent this and even approved months ago by his own committee responsible for moving these things forward on an urgent basis.
    its a disgrace!

    Comment by brian rogerson — 22 Mar 2005 on 6:54 pm | Link
  2. I disagree – I don’t think it’s a disgrace at all. I mean, this is the GOVERNMENT we’re talking about here; you don’t really actually expect them to ACHIEVE anything, do you?!?! I think you’re being very unrealistic here; the whole POINT of government is to do nothing apart from spout platitudes and distort figures to show how good they really are.

    Comment by PapaLazzzaru — 22 Mar 2005 on 8:05 pm | Link

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