SGH Files Police Report Over Hep C Incident

The Singapore General Hospital (SGH) has filed a police report over the outbreak of Hepatitis C in one of its renal wards, so as to rule out any foul play. Responding to media queries, SGH said that it has still not been able to determine the cause of the infection cluster after initial internal investigations.

SGH had on 6 Oct revealed that 22 kidney patients had contracted a hepatitis C infection. Eight have died, with five deaths possibly linked to the infection. The hospital has since tightened precautionary measures at its wards and screened patients and staff who have been potentially exposed to the virus.

An independent review committee, comprising two international health experts has also been appointed by the Ministry of Health. It will investigate the cause of the cluster of infection and identify gaps or weak points that need to be improved.

Source: SGH files police report on hep C cluster (The Straits Times, 21 Oct 2015)

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