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… Continue reading


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… Continue reading