Sen. Manchin questions VA Secretary regarding autoclave at Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WDTV) -- Senator Joe Manchin once again questioned U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin about the lack of a permanent autoclave at the Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center in Clarksburg.

During Wednesday's Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs hearing, Manchin stated to Shulkin:

“We have a temporary, mobile autoclave at the Clarksburg VA and we don’t have any idea when a permanent autoclave is going to be there. They said because of money problems that they’re just not sure. For the sake of the patients and the sake of the hospital, we need something permanent and in a timely manner.”

The senator moved onto a different topic before receiving an answer.

Manchin questioned Shulkin in January about the autoclave as well, stating "...This is egregious and we need your help.”

You can watch the questioning at the Related Link.