The police have ruled out foul play after Singapore General Hospital (SGH) reported a Hepatitis C cluster at its renal ward.
“Pursuant to the police report lodged by the Singapore General Hospital on Oct 20, 2015, in relation to the Hepatitis C cluster, police investigations have not revealed evidence to suggest any foul play,” said the police in a statement on Tuesday (Dec 8).
“The Police have submitted their findings to the Attorney-General’s Chambers for review. The findings have also been shared with the Independent Review Committee (IRC) appointed by the Ministry of Health.”
In October, SGH announced that 22 patients in its renal ward had contracted the virus, and subsequently lodged a police report. Two more patients later also tested positive for the virus. The hospital has screened hundreds of patients and staff, following the discovery of the cluster.