Month: December 2015

Independent Review Committee (IRC) finds that sloppy practices contributed to Hepatitis C outbreak

The report by the Independent Review Committee (IRC) has found that sloppy practices, including poor infection control, led to the Hepatitis C outbreak in Singapore General Hospital’s (SGH) renal wards 64A and 67. A total of 25 patients were infected between the period of April and June 2015. The independent review committee is headed by […]

China criticizes enhanced U.S. defense ties with Singapore

09 December 2015 BEIJING (AP) — China on Tuesday criticized enhanced U.S. defense ties with Singapore that include the deployment of U.S. Navy P-8 Poseidon surveillance aircraft to the Southeast Asian city state. A stronger U.S. military presence does “not conform to the common and long-term interests among the regional countries,” Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua […]