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Normalcy returns after fire at Victoria Jubilee Hospital

Published:Friday | October 24, 2014 | 10:03 PM

KINGSTON, Jamaica:

Normalcy has returned to the Victoria Jubilee Hospital (VJH) following a brief fire at the facility last night.




Board Chairman for the South East Regional Health Authority (SERHA) Dr. Andrei Cooke says the fire started in a section of the Neonatal Care Unit, which houses babies who are ill at birth.



The fire was reportedly caused by electrical problems in an air conditioning unit.



The SERHA Board Chairman says no patients was injured, however, four members of staff were treated at the Accident and Emergency Department at the Kingston Public Hospital for smoke inhalation and minor injuries.



He says the management of the VJH will today meet with the mothers of the babies who were in the Neonatal Care Unit to reassure them and address any concerns they may have.



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