The NHS is stockpiling body bags amid fears the UK while run out in a no-deal Brexit.
Health Minister Stephen Hammond made the revelation in a letter to an unnamed Tory MP, which has been leaked on Twitter.
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Mr Hammond wrote precautionary efforts are being made to ensure medical supplies are not affected when the UK is due to leave the European Union on March 29.
The NHS is preparing for 'all exit scenarios', which includes stockpiling body bags, Mr Hammond wrote.
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He added it is 'essential' to ensure all medical products are accounted for, including medication, vaccines and 'consumables, including body bags'.
Consumables are defined as commodities that are intended to be used up quickly.
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Many of these products come to the UK 'from or through the EU', with provisions being made to ensure 'the supply is not disrupted'.
The letter came to light after extracts were posted on Twitter by ITV journalist Robert Peston. The post has since been liked 2,889 times and retweeted 3,300 times.
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In response, a spokesperson for the Department of Health and Social Care said: ‘We...
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