Four Government Programs Affected By Health Ministry Fire

The Minister of Health, website like this Dr Jane Ruth Aceng has Friday revealed that four government programs were significantly affected by the fire that caught the ministry offices last Sunday.

The Minister says all efforts are being made to regain the documents that were consumed by the flames.

The four programs that were affected are the Quality Assurance Program, side effects Child Health Program, cheapest Reproductive Health Program and Health Promotion and Education Program.

The fire broke out in Wing B of the third floor of the Ministry, destroying most of the critical and helpful documents for these programs according the minister.

Aceng says the ministry has so far been able to find alternative office space for the ministry workers whose offices were destroyed and that normal business has resumed.

Speaking on the same matter, the Ministry Permanent Diana Atwine said the fire might have started from the Quality Assurance Office not the kitchen section like it had been reported.

She also added that the investigations are still ongoing by the best experts.

“We would like to inform the public that the origin and cause of fire is still under investigations by a fully competent multi- sectoral team of experts and will keep you updated about it”

Architectural Engineers from the Ministry of works have evaluated the severity and magnitude of the damage and they will provide the report soon.


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