Home Briefs: Rwandan tragedy seen through photos

Rwandan tragedy seen through photos

The Rwandan Genocide was a mass slaughter of Tutsi and Hutu people in which up to a million people were believed to have been killed during a 100-day period in 1994.

Photos from this tragedy are featured in a photo exhibition by Doctors Without Borders to mark its 44th year. The exhibition was launched yesterday at VivoCity.

Titled Witnessing The World Through The Lens Of Doctors Without Borders, it features the work of the international medical humanitarian group in major crises.

Field workers from Singapore and the region will also talk about their experiences this Saturday and Sunday. The exhibition is open to the public till 10pm on Sunday.

Hep C: 735 screened, 135 results pending

The Singapore General Hospital (SGH) has screened a total of 735 patients for hepatitis C, as of 1pm yesterday.

The patients had been admitted to Ward 64A and Ward 67, which were affected by the outbreak, from January to September.

Of these, 597 patients tested negative for the virus and three tested positive as announced earlier.

They have all been informed, said an SGH spokesman in an update yesterday evening.

Appointments have been made for 192 patients for screening, and the test results of 135 are pending.

Meanwhile, SGH added that a total of 312 staff have been screened, all of whom have tested negative.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 03, 2015, with the headline 'Home Briefs: Rwandan tragedy seen through photos'. Print Edition | Subscribe