SGH Finds Two More Hepatitis C Infections in Latest Screenings

Posted on Oct 23 2015 - 11:51pm by Redwire Singapore

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Two more people have been tested positive for Hepatitis C.

This was announced today by Singapore General Hospital, which is at the heart of a scandal in which it has been accused of covering up an outbreak of the virus.

SGH is now determining if the two latest patients are part of the affected cluster.

Another patient had just been tested positive for the virus 2 days ago.

The total number of infected patients now stands at 25.

55 more screening results are pending.

Prof Fong Kok Yong, chairman of SGH’s Medical Board said:

“Both patients are currently well. While we are still in the process of determining whether they are part of the cluster, our priority is to ensure that the patients can access timely and appropriate medical care. We will monitor their conditions closely and provide them with assistance if necessary.”

The number of deaths due to Hepatitis C infection stands at 5.

SGH is conducting an internal probe regarding the disease, while the Ministry of Health has also appointed an independent board to carry out investigations.

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