Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, March 30th, 2004
"At the beginning of the outbreak, the medical system wasn't equipped to handle the outbreak. My communications to the public may have led to misunderstanding," Yeoh Eng-kiong, MD, told a special legislative inquiry.
The outbreak caught Hong Kong's hospitals off-guard and many medical workers were infected. Yeoh also came under fire for his poor communication skills.
"I offer my sincerest apologies to Hong Kong citizens, SARS...
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