Tag Archives: Hep C

WP LEON PERERA: HEALTH MINISTER REFUSE TO DISCLOSE GUILTY PARTIES OF THE HEP C OUTBREAK

Today, right after the Minister for Health answered the two questions filed on the Hepatitis C cluster at SGH, Parliamentary Question time ended and there was no time for Supplementary Questions. I had asked for details of the penalties and warnings given: to whom they were awarded and for what action or inaction. The Minister declined to disclose this information and alluded to not wanting to create a culture of blame.

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POLICE RULE NO FOUL PLAY IN HEP C OUTBREAK AT SGH

The Singapore Police Force (SPF) have released a statement today declaring that investigations have no revealed any evidence to suggest foul play in one of Singapore's biggest healthcare scandals to date. In October this year, the Singapore General Hospital announced that it had informed the Ministry of Health about a spate of Hepatitis C infections, which may have stemmed from improper syringe handling procedures. The subsequent public outcry over the lapses, and the large number of patients affected at SGH's renal ward, prompted the hospital to lodge a police report to determine if any foul play was involved.

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THE WORKERS’ PARTY CALLS FOR A COMMITTEE OF INQUIRY ON THE HEPATITIS C CLUSTER AT SGH

The Workers’ Party welcomes the broadening of the remit of the independent review committee to include review of MOH’s procedures and actions. Drawing the right lessons from the outbreak of the Hepatitis C virus infections at the renal ward of the Singapore General Hospital (SGH) is critical for Singapore. It is tragic that four individuals may have lost their lives as a result of these infections in one of our leading healthcare institutions, and one more person may have died for reasons possibly related to the infections.

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