Labour claim a record of 100% improvement in medical care for troops
Stung by allegations that the standards of medical care available to British troops wounded in Afghanistan and Iraq are no better than those available to US troops in Vietnam 40 years ago, the Defence Secretary Des 'Chubby' Browne said today
"This government is committed to investment and improvement in army medical services; if you look at the facts, you will see that we have increased battle wound survivability over 100% since the Crimean War. The soldier wounded today in Basra enjoys double the chances of surviving his or her or transgendered wounds than the soldier treated in Scutari. This is an astounding Labour success and demonstrates the levels of investment this government has made in our armed forces."