Dan Poulter MP to probe how coronavirus crisis was managed
A practising NHS doctor and MP will sit as the vice-chairman of a cross-party inquiry into the Government’s handling of the coronavirus crisis.
Dr Dan Poulter, MP for Central Suffolk and North Ipswich, will scrutinise the Government’s handling of the crisis, which has seen almost 50,000 people die so far and almost 300,000 confirmed cases.
Called the all-party parliamentary group (APPG) for coronavirus, the group took its first piece of evidence from family members of deceased coronavirus victims this week.
“It is important that we learn lessons about what things we can do better ahead of the difficult winter months that lie ahead,” said Dr Poulter.
“This winter, we are likely to face a second wave of coronavirus, coupled with seasonal flu virus, and it is vital that our health and care system is fully prepared for what is likely to come.”
Chaired by Liberal Democrat MP Layla Moran, other high-profile MPs on the committee include Labour’s Clive Lewis, Plaid Cymru’s Liz Saville-Roberts, the SNP’s Philippa Whitford and Green party life peer Jenny Jones, an ex-member of the Metropolitan Police Authority.
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