Transcript for Eric Shinseki Vows to Fix Delays in Veterans Health Care
The embattled head of the veterans administration sending out a message to -- in which he pledges that the DA will do better this comes as. They're increasing calls for Eric Shinseki did he fired -- -- growing scandal at the VA hospitals here's ABC's Molly hunt. Veterans affairs secretary Eric Shinseki isn't backing down vowing to fix delays in VA health -- and -- the scandal plaguing the second largest federal agency. Facing allegations that VA officials improperly delayed appointments and falsified records for some -- and -- could be chief responded Thursday the -- will do even better he wrote if any allegations are substantiated we will act. Ground zero for the current scandal a Phoenix VA hospital where whistle -- said as many as forty veterans died while waiting to nearly two years to see a doctor. -- neighbor is president Obama's assigned point person is now they are investigating. We realize that patients were dying because of that. And that's the point where we said you know we we can't take this anymore. This week at the chorus calling for 71 yards consecutive stepped down has grown louder this and I. I've not called for generals should -- -- to resign although -- -- -- manageable closer. But here's the point this isn't about one person. This isn't about the secretary's. It's about the entire system underneath -- secretary should back the. Has launched an on -- at all 150 VA hospitals and 820 outpatient clinics. Donna -- he said at least 200 staffers will be involved in this investigation. And we can expect an update as early as next week John Diana.
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