October 1, 2022

IVF blunder: Thomson Medical fined $20k

A Singapore hospital at the centre of last year’s IVF blunder was fined the maximum of $20,000 Singaporean yesterday.

A Singapore hospital at the centre of last year’s IVF
blunder was fined the maximum of $20,000 Singaporean yesterday. As reported in
BioEdge
last year, a couple’s IVF treatment at Thomson Medical
Centre resulted in a baby who was not biologically related to the man. The
child also had a complexion significantly different to that of the Chinese
Singaporean mother, and her Caucasian husband.

A company representative pleaded
guilty to failing to see that suitable assisted reproduction practices were
followed. The blunder happened in January last year, when the centre processed
two semen samples at the same time, the court heard. It then failed to discard
the used pipettes. Deputy Public Prosecutor Charlene Tay said the practices
were neither acceptable nor suitable, based on local and international
standards. ~ Straits Times,
Jun 22

 

IVF blunder: Thomson Medical fined $20k
Jared Yee
IVF
Singapore