Call for top-level probe into deaths of disabled people during pandemic - UK

Questions raised over use of do-not-resuscitate notices

From TFN website: 'A leading disabled organisation has called for a probe into the disproportionate number of disabled people who have died from covid.

'National statistics show that 4,333 people who were classed as disabled had died from coronavirus, accounting for 58% of all coronavirus deaths among the over-30s, despite disabled people representing only 18% of the population.

'Inclusion Scotland is calling for an inquiry into the deaths, demanding why too many disabled people have succumbed to the virus.

'The charity wants to know how many disabled people had do-not-resuscitate (DNR) notices placed on their files which should only be given through family consent...'

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