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Daily Archives: 2015-10-27

Hep C Saga: Difference between review committee and committee of inquiry

On Sunday, the Workers’ Party (WP) called for the current review committe appointed to look into the hepatitis C saga at the Singapore General Hospital (SGH) to be reconstituted as a Committee of Inquiry (COI) under the Inquiries Act. In response to this, the Ministry of Health (MOH) said the findings and recommendations of the current review committee will be …

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WHO report on meat – farce or serious stuff?

Since news broke on Monday that the World Health Organisation (WHO) has ranked red and processed meat (including bacon, ham and sausages) as a major cause of cancer, opinions have been mixed, with some viewing the findings as “ridiculous.” And governments too, particularly those among the top meat exporters such as Australia, have dissed the report. To recap, the WHO’s International Agency for …

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WP repeats call for COI into hep C outbreak

The Workers’ Party (WP) has again called for a Committee of Inquiry (COI) to be convened to look into the hepatitis C outbreak at the Singapore General Hospital (SGH). The party’s statement on Monday follows its initial one on Sunday where it called for the independent review committee appointed by the Ministry of Health (MOH) on 6 October to be …

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