First Minister Humza Yousaf says victims of disgraced NHS Tayside surgeon Sam Eljamel will see “progress” on the independent inquiry this year.

No one has yet been appointed to lead the probe more than four months since The Courier revealed it would be ordered in a U-turn by SNP health secretary Michael Matheson.

Since then, more harm has been exposed in cases now thought to date back years earlier than previously claimed by health chiefs.

Speaking to The Courier on Monday, Mr Yousaf – a former health secretary – stopped short of a commitment that the inquiry would begin this year. But he said: “2024 will undoubtedly be a year where we will see progress on that public inquiry.”

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