Inspector general report on US health officials and child separation, 10:55 AM ET, 07 March 20 By Priscilla Alvarez, CNN.
“Senior Department of Health and Human Services officials failed to act on repeated warnings from staff about family separations at the US-Mexico border, and staff members were advised not to put controversial information in writing, according to a HHS inspector general report released Thursday. ” https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/05/politics/ig-report-child-separation/index.html
The IG report is at https://oig.hhs.gov/oei/reports/oei-BL-18-00510.pdf
+ Poor interagency communication and internal management decisions that + failed to protect children’s interests left HHS unprepared for the + zero-tolerance policy This lack of preparation impeded HHS’s ability
+ to identify, care for, and reunify separated children Care provider facilities faced significant operational challenges at every stage of reunification, causing additional stress to children HHS has taken steps to improve tracking and placement of separated children, but vulnerabilities remain.
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