Coincidentally, just after referring to Anas Sarwar’s campaign, Reporting Scotland brought back one of their most long-running and regular stories to cast doubt on the competence of the SNP Government – the death of one child.
The mother of a ten-year-old girl who died at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow in 2017 has called for the health board to resign and for a fatal accident inquiry so lessons can be learned from her daughter’s death. Ten-year-old Milly Main was in remission from leukemia in the Royal Hospital for Children when she dies ‘after’ contracting an infection. An independent review found the infection was ‘probably’ caused by the environment at the hospital she was in.
For three years now this story, with the parents ‘probably’ groomed by Anas Sarwar, has returned to BBC Scotland broadcasts at least seven times, according to my records. Most recently Anas Sarwar shouted ‘what about Millie Main’ as a debating point with Nicola Sturgeon.
Why has it returned today in Election Week? Did the parent approach BBC Scotland? Did they approach her? Did Scottish Labour approach both? The health board review was published on the 22nd of March, 42 days ago. Has BBC Scotland kept this on file for release in an election week?
Even in 2019, the whole thing had become a bit creepy:
In 2021, one child’s death has now become the reason for mass resignations. In 2019, the same incident led to calls for the Health Secretary to resign:
In England this year, 8 deaths led to nothing at all as far as their Health Secretary was concerned.
As for the cause of death, it was cancer. A hospital infection may have been caused by the presence of something in the environment which may have contributed to the death.
The parent is upset and angry but is not qualified to judge. The medical experts do not know anything for sure.
I do know it’s propaganda.
As for the ‘review’, it found (page 54):
No single source of ‘exposure’ to specific micro-organisms which may cause infections had been identified across the six year period.