UK: British Afghanistan troops' medical records lost

Matthew Holehouse reports:

The medical records of hundreds of British soldiers are feared to have been lost in Afghanistan, it can be revealed.

Two unencrypted laptops used by Army medics in theatre carrying the records of up to 1,300 troops were discovered to be missing in a recent equipment audit.

The audit discovered that nine laptops sent to Afghanistan between August 2007 and September 2008 had been lost. One was since found, and six were heavily encrypted.

The two missing laptops were Theatre Operated Medical Devices, issued by the Defence Medical Systems Team (DMST) to battalions being sent on tour, for use in treating casualties in field hospitals.

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