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British Govt still reviewing evidence for Fijian Christmas Island veterans

June 25, 2015 1:11 am

The British Government is still reviewing the medical evidence of Fijian war veterans who were on Christmas Island during nuclear tests in the 1950’s.

This has been confirmed by the British High Commissioner to Fiji, Roderick Drummond.

“I understand why last year the government here paid some compensation to some of the surviving veterans. In the UK we are still reviewing some of the medical evidence to see what the impact might have been of those tests which were a very long time ago. Now in the UK all veterans get priority medical treatment in hospitals and so on in whatever is aiding them from whatever source, but that review of what the impact might have been is still on-going at the moment.”

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The Fijian Government has so far paid 23 war veterans.

A total of 239 veterans have been identified for compensation by the government.

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