ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – New Mexico’s Veteran Hospital is facing claims that veterans are not receiving adequate healthcare in the state’s facility.
State Representative, Michelle Lujan Grisham, said Wednesday that as many as 3,000 patients were assigned to a doctor who did not actually see them.
Officials are saying the practice was aimed at balancing too many patients and too few primary care doctors.
VA officials said the health of patients was monitored and those who needed urgent care were seen, but Lujan Grisham is currently seeking more information on the matter.
This follows a national investigation into veteran’s hospitals claiming that they put veterans on secret waiting lists to make it seem like veterans were being treated in a timely matter.
Some veterans died, waiting for care.
Congresswoman Lujan Grisham wants to hear straight from New Mexico veterans.
Grisham is holding a town hall meeting Saturday at Central New Mexico Communtiy College.
It will be from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Veterans will have a chance for a one-on-one meeting with Grisham’s staff members.
Grisham says she’s concerned about the recent allegations involving the New Mexico VA health care system that manipulated wait times and delayed care for thousands.