Government violated the human rights of vulnerable care home residents

Government violated the human rights of vulnerable care home residents in its pandemic response, claims damning Amnesty International report Amnesty International has blasted the Government over its care home strategy Matt Hancock promised to through a 'protective ring' around UK care homes  Amnesty said the elderly were refused access to hospital despite empty beds  They accused the government of violating OAPs' 'fundamental human rights' 

By Barney Calman for The Mail on Sunday

Published: 23:38 BST, 3 October 2020 | Updated: 23:42 BST, 3 October 2020

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The Government’s response to the coronavirus pandemic violated the fundamental human rights of vulnerable older people in care, a damning report by Amnesty International has concluded.

Health Secretary Matt Hancock said ‘a protective ring’ was thrown around the care sector when the outbreak began. 

But an investigation by the human rights organisation found the decision to protect the NHS led to the ‘inexplicable’ move to deny hospital treatment to older people in care who developed Covid-19. 

Amnesty International has blasted Health Secretary Matt Hancock's handling of the care home crisis, accusing him of violating the fundamental human rights of older people in care

Amnesty International has blasted Health Secretary Matt

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