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Old 10-17-2011, 05:37 PM   #1
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Exclamation Ottawa 1000's put at risk of Hep or HIV infection by Unamed med facility!?

yeah Health Canada WOULD NOT NAME the Facility or the procedures done putting thousands at risk - wtf!?

Ottawa patients exposed to infection risk

By Larissa Cahute ,Ottawa Sun
First posted: Saturday, October 15, 2011

Thousands of Ottawa patients have been put at risk of Hepatitis or HIV infection by an outpatient facility using dirty lab materials, the city announced Saturday.

Ottawa public health will be contacting nearly 7,000 people who were treated at the facility "so they can consider being tested," medical officer of health Dr. Isra Levy said in a hastily arranged press conference.

Levy would not name the facility or say what the procedure that put people at risk was.

He said the affected patients have a very low risk of being infected with Hepatitis B, C, or HIV.

Levy said an investigation was launched three months ago and is still underway into equipment not being cleaned or sterilized at the facility.

OPH plans to send a letter to about 6,800 patients from the facility in question, which includes patients who may have visited up to 10 years ago.

According to Levy the facility has stopped performing the procedure in question.

Letters will be sent out Monday and a call centre will be set up Tuesday.
The facility in question was not identified as not to worry other patients, said Levy.

Levy said they are not looking at accountabily, but the patients' well-being.

Ottawa officials to name clinic in infection scare

17/10/2011 10:40:22 AM Staff

Ottawa's medical officer of health, Dr. Isra Levy, will hold a news conference Monday afternoon to name the clinic that may have exposed as many as 6,800 people to hepatitis B, hepatitis C, or HIV.

Warning letters have already been mailed out to the thousands of patients who used the clinic over the last 10 years.

That came after Levy announced over the weekend that the city's public health department has been investigating the "non-hospital facility" for the past several months because they had become aware of "lapses in infection control."

Public health officials in Ottawa had opted not to name the clinic until all those affected had been notified first. But with many local residents demanding to know more, Levy's team decided to hold today's news conference today at 1:30 p.m. ET.

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Disgusting they should all resign!

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Old 10-20-2011, 12:00 AM   #2
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Private Ontario clinics not regularly inspected until 2010

19/10/2011 8:45:46 AM
Angela Mulholland

With more than 6,800 patients of an Ottawa clinic now concerned that they have been exposed to infectious disease because of poor sterilization procedures, many are wondering why it took so long for the clinic to be inspected.

For 10 years, gastroenterologist Dr. Christiane Farazli ran a private endoscopic clinic in west Ottawa. This past spring, inspectors with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario discovered that the clinic was not properly sterilizing its instruments, putting all of its patients at risk of coming into contact with HIV and hepatitis B and C.

The college ordered Dr. Farazli to stop performing procedures in June, though her clinic otherwise remains in operation.

Many patients in Ontario were surprised to learn this week that until last year, clinics in the province performing everything from gastroscopies to liposuction to plastic surgery were not being regularly inspected.

The only reason the problems were discovered at Dr. Farazli's clinic was because of regulatory changes that came into effect last year that allowed inspectors with the college to enter clinics and assess practices.
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