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Singapore's Concord International Hospital ordered to suspend service

The government found that its equipment was either not maintained or unavailable.

Singapore’s Ministry of Health (MOH) has ordered Concord International Hospital to temporarily stop providing healthcare services after the ministry found “several significant lapses” in the hospital regarding patient safety, according to a press release.

Inspections found that the hospital had failed to abide by the Private Hospitals and Medical Clinics (PHMC) Act. The MOH found that multiple life-saving and patient use equipment and medications were either not maintained or not available in the critical areas of the hospital such as the intensive care unit and the operating theatre.

“There was also a lack of quality control in the laboratory and infection control processes, which poses significant risks to patient safety and well-being,” the ministry said.

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