17 Oct '15, 4am

MOTHERSHIP | 5 important questions we hope the MOH review on the Hep C outbreak can answer

MOTHERSHIP | 5 important questions we hope the MOH review on the Hep C outbreak can answer

Since the news of the Ministry of Health’s (MOH) announcement of a cluster of Hepatitis C virus infections that saw 22 patients testing positive — of which eight have since passed on, half with their deaths linked to Hep C — both MOH and the Singapore General Hospital (SGH), the epicentre of the outbreak, have scrambled to account to a public demanding answers. MOH announced on Oct. 6 that it convened an independent Review Committee to look into this, and its findings will be made public in two months. The Terms of Reference of the Review Committee are “to provide an independent, objective and critical review of SGH’s report”, to “identify the possible points of infection control breach”, and “remedy any weak points in the overall workflow particularly with regard to infection control”. Here are five important questions on our minds (and possibly ones that you might have o...

Full article: http://mothership.sg/2015/10/5-important-questions-we-hop...

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