The Mecklenburg County Health Department is already in hot water after failing to notify more than 200 women about abnormal pap smears, but they’re facing even more scrutiny after Charlotte Observer found that at least 20 women had abnormalities that were risk factor for cervical cancer.
The County told the Observer that none of the women affected had Pap smear results at a stage requiring urgent follow up and none had cervical cancer, which typically takes years to develop, but County Commissioner Pat Cotham is skeptical.
Cotham told the Observer that she and fellow commissioners want to interview the four employees who were fired to learn more about the mishap. She doesn’t think that administrator have fully divulging what has happened.
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