DC VA inspection reveals dirty sterile storage

April 20, 2017

A recent inspection revealed dirty sanitary storage areas and more than $150 million in unaccounted for equipment and supplies at the VA Medical Center in Washington, D.C., according to an article on the NBC Washington website.

Veterans Affairs reassigned the director of the facility after the report.

Eighteen of the medical center's 25 sterile storage areas were found to be dirty, according to the report by the VA Office of the Inspector General. 

In five storage areas, the clean equipment and supplies were mixed with the dirty. Seventeen areas lacked ways to monitor pressure, temperature and humidity.

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