Hepatitis C outbreak: Probe points to lapses at Singapore General Hospital


An independent committee has pointed to poor infection control practices at the Singapore General Hospital (SGH), which led to the hepatitis C outbreak in its wards earlier this year. It also said the hospital was tardy in recognizing the outbreak; its investigations were incomplete and it had delayed in escalating the incident, concluded the Independent Review Committee tasked to look into the spread of the hepatitis C virus in SGH’s wards 64A and 67.