Friday, October 9, 2015
SGH Hep C outbreak: Looking good most important
I didn't have time to follow this very important public health crisis carefully. Of course the priority cannot be more different if a family member or friend is warded at SGH. Most likely I think most of us do not pay close attention to this, but it is an issue of utmost importance.
Dr. Tan Cheng Bock asked the right questions. Something like this should never have happened and also whey did they keep mum about this for months? I think these worried and courage scarce (increasingly a problem with our leaders) leaders want to mitigate this disaster before coming out. Helps them look better.
I saw this in the ST yesterday.
I won't be surprised in the end SGH confirms that multi-dose vial with an infected syringe turned out to be the cause of Hepatitis C spreading in those wards. If it weren't so it wouldn't be October that they confess but perhaps December or anytime not too far away that it becomes totally inexcusable.
If it were Dr. Lee Wei Ling in charge, we will know about this earliest practical. But smaller characters run the show at SGH. The moral of this story is with SGH you cannot simply trust them. You have to watch them and keep them honest or we will regret.
Posted by PengYou at 9:18 AM