Tag Archives: Singapore General Hospital

NO HARAKIRI FOR INDIVIDUALS INVOLVED IN HEPATITIS C OUTBREAK

In parliament on 4 April 2016, Health Minister Gan Kim Yong said that naming the staff responsible for the hepatitis C outbreak at the Singapore General Hospital (SGH) last year will be detrimental to the healthcare system and healthcare workers. He added that if the individuals were named, it would lead to a "blame culture". Mr Gan was responding to questions from Non-Constituency MP Leon Perera and Ms Cheng Li Hui (Tampines GRC) about the case.

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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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WOMAN LOSES HUSBAND TO CANCER WHICH SGH DOCTORS FAILED TO SPOT

Due to SGH's wrong diagnosis and misled, my husband passed away on 24th October 2015. Initially SGH and Gleneagles hospital confirmed that my husband is suffering from Pancreatic Cancer but lately in End of August 2015, it happened to be Primary Advance Stomach Cancer and his Death Certificate shows the same.

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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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