Father Of Sick Child Confronts British PM For Supporting Destruction Of NHS


Omar Salem, whose 7-day-old daughter was ill in the hospital, told Boris Johnson "The NHS is being destroyed."

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson visited Whipps Cross Hospital in east London on Wednesday, where he was accosted by a father whose 7-day-old daughter was receiving treatment there.

Omar Salem said to Johnson, in front of media cameras, "The NHS is being destroyed, and now you come here for a press opportunity."

The prime minister denied that it was a press opportunity, to which Salem responded — as he gestured to the cameras — "Who are these people?"

In a subsequent tweet, the father said his daughter had been “neglected for hours” the previous night while “gravely ill.”

Watch the exchange:


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