Tag Archives: MOH

4 MOH DIRECTORS & 12 SGH STAFF PUNISHED SEVERELY FOR HEP C OUTBREAK

In updates given on Thursday afternoon (17 March 2016), the Ministry of Health and Singapore General Hospital announced disciplinary action taken against 4 MOH and 12 SGH officials for falling short in last year's Hepatitis C outbreak. The outbreak affected 25 renal patients resulting in 8 deaths. MOH and SGH declined to reveal the identities of the personnel punished.

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MOH DEMANDS WP PROVE ALLEGATIONS OF WRONGDOING BEFORE ASKING FOR INQUIRY

The WP statement is careful not to make any suggestion that SGH or MOH officers acted with improper motives. Yet it has asked for a COI ahead of the Committee’s report and the conclusion of Police investigations. If the WP believes that there are questions that the Committee cannot answer, or that any officer acted with improper motives, it should state so directly. The Government will convene a COI provided the WP is prepared to lead evidence before the COI, to substantiate whatever allegations it might have.

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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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MOH: DO NOT BELIEVE WHATSAPP RUMOURS ABOUT EATING RAW FISH

MOH has been alerted to another Whatsapp/SMS message being circulated today about Group B Streptococcus (GBS) infection from the consumption of raw food, such as sashimi. MOH would like to clarify that while our investigation found an association between the consumption of “Yu Sheng style” raw fish sold at food stalls, it did not find any links between GBS and eating sashimi.

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