Said the hospital in a statement:
“One patient out of the 598 screened so far was tested positive for the hepatitis C virus. The patient was hospitalised during the period of April to June 2015. We have informed the patient and family, and will arrange for an appointment with our hepatologist to advise them on the treatment options.”
This brings the total number of Hepatitis C infections to 23.
Five patients’ deaths are related to the infection.
So far, 598 patients have been screened, with 531 of them testing negative for the virus.
Another 66 results are still pending.