Cancer centre now hit by SARS


THE National Cancer Centre has become the latest health institute with staff members stricken with SARS. 

Two workers – a radiographer and a porter working in the same section – are among five new cases announced yesterday, prompting the centre to shut down its radiology department till Sunday.  

Until it re-opens on Monday, all urgent radiological X-rays for cancer patients will be done at Singapore General Hospital’s (SGH) accident and emergency department. 

Giving the latest update on SARS, Health Minister Lim Hng Kiang said his ministry was trying to trace who the two had caught the bug from. – The Straits Times/Asia News Network  

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