Fire Destroys Private Hospital In Guyana


CaribWorldNews, GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Tues. May 11, 2010: The St. Joseph`s Mercy Hospital in Guyana was yesterday forced to shut down its operations as a fire destroyed the intensive care section of the century-old building.

Patients had to be rushed out of the facility, including those with IV in their arms, as the fire broke out around 7 a.m. Monday morning.

About 30 intensive-care patients, and 100 patients in other buildings had to be moved but no injuries were reported as of last night.

The cause of the fire was unknown and hospital officials had to find other accommodations at other private hospitals and to the state-run Georgetown Hospital for the 130 patients.


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