Monday, September 17, 2007

Persian Gulf Registry LOST gulfwar

PL 102-585 was created to monitor Gulf War Veterans
health. This lead to the Persian Gulf Registry.

By 1998 the program was to be expanded under
PL 105-368 to become larger, with a national study
center. To include annual reports to Congress.

Second, the issue of the Persian Gulf Registry in relation
to continuing programs. ( Gulf War Registry )

I'm telling you the issue of access to the Gulf
War Registry, and its decline. That the decline is due
to lack of access by VAMC attrition of its EA coordinators,
(Environmental Agents)
once called Persian Gulf Coordinators. That the program
has been made impotent by a lack of cooperation nation
wide from the VAMC's, which has drastically reduced
enrollment though Gulf War veterans still come into the
VAMC's in ever increasing numbers.

Susan Mathers of VA has refused to look into this, and
the subsequent departments underneath her have made
no efforts even to keep up with statistical information publicly.
Which is every bit as important as the GWVIS data systems.

Except, the Gulf War Registry is the only program in place
right now that is free, reports medical information, and is
even still called "Gulf War". Everything else at VA is under
Environmental Health, and you see how well that program
works. The last three years that program has steadily gone
down the tubes.

We must tell our Veterans Service Groups and your Congressional
Representative to demand funding this program for 2008 and into
the next decade.

Why did we let the MHVCB E N D with out replacement
Committee created ?

The Military Health Veterans Coordinating Board was in
place at that time to write the annual Gulf war Illness reports,
replaced by the Deployment Health Working group in 2002.
Which wrote the 2002 and 2003 GWI reports to Congress.

As I have said for years now VA and DoD Directors don't lie,
just omit the Data!