Commenting on reports nearly 70 people have now died with Covid-19 at Cwm Taf health board hospitals, Welsh Conservative health spokesperson, Andrew RT Davies MS:
"Deaths linked to hospital-acquired COVID infections is turning into a real scandal in the second wave and my deepest sympathies go to the families of those who've tragically died.
"Despite claims to the contrary from Labour's health minister, lessons have clearly not been learnt from previous outbreaks in hospitals and as we've seen in recent days, the Welsh Government has lost all purpose and direction.
"Rather than dictating what people can and can't buy, ministers need to urgently address this problem and start ensuring serious focus is given to COVID-light hospitals and infection control so we can better protect patients in the Welsh NHS.
"We've previously called for an inquiry into hospital-acquired infections and we repeat that call. Wales deserves better than what we are currently seeing from this Labour administration."