Glove-change lapse: KTPH replies

We thank Mr Yeo Heng Ngi for highlighting the glove-change incident ("Change gloves after every patient when drawing blood"; yesterday).

The correct procedure for us is to use a fresh pair of gloves for every patient.

We apologise for the lapse and for the incorrect information given to Mr Yeo. We will tighten our procedures for compliance.

Chew Kwee Tiang (Mrs)

Chief Executive

Khoo Teck Puat Hospital

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 12, 2015, with the headline 'Glove-change lapse: KTPH replies'. Subscribe