The Singapore General Hospital (SGH) has filed a police report today over the disastrous Hepatitis C cluster found in its renal ward.
“After initial internal investigation, we are still unable to determine the cause of the cluster of infection. Currently, an Independent Review Committee appointed by MOH is looking into this with the help of international advisors. The police report has been filed so that the police may ascertain if there was any foul play,” SGH said in its statement today.
On 6th Oct, SGH announced that 22 patients in its renal ward had contracted Hepatitis C. It also said the infection could have been a contributing factor in up to 5 deaths.
Till date, no party has been held responsible for this preventable tragedy, which has led some netizens to speculate that the spread of the contagious disease could possibly have arisen out of foul play.