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PRESS RELEASE 31/2005
MILLION IN DAMAGE AS FIRE DESTROYS WAREHOUSE SECTION OF CENTRAL MEDICAL STORES
Roseau, Dominica, March 1st 2005……..A fire on the morning of Sunday, February 27th 2005, totally destroyed the Warehouse Section of the Central Medical Stores at the Princess Margaret Hospital in Roseau, Dominica. The preliminary cost of the damage has been put at EC$4 million.
All antibiotics, injectables, anaesthetic drugs and medical supplies were destroyed by the fire.
In the last two days, the
Ministry of Health has been in contact with the Pan American Health
Organization (PAHO), Collins and Pharmacy Sales in
Minister for Health and Social
Security, Hon. Herbert Sabaroche has also been in contact with the Prime
Minister of Barbados as well as the Minister of Health in
Dr. Harry Philippeaux from PAHO
The Minister of Health and Social Security has stated that despite the fire, the situation is under control and there is no need for panic. (Ends)