Home News Public Health Ministry assists Berbice fire victims
The Public Health Ministry, in collaboration with the Regional Health Services, Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne) on Wednesday distributed aid supplies to the three Limlair Village, Corentyne families who lost their homes to a fire of unknown origin on December 26, 2018.
The families received complete bed sets, cooking utensils, stoves, couch, and groceries.
Director of Regional Health Services, Jevaughn Andrew Stephen made the donations and shared words of encouragement with the families who were left homeless throughout most of the festive season. He reassured them that much more help was in store for them.
The fire destroyed two homes and left 12 persons homeless.
The two-storey building was occupied by a nurse, Claudia Ross, in the upper flat and a farmer in the lower flat.
Flames were initially seen about 04:30h. Several persons were living next door in a wooden building, which was badly damaged.
Dale Kyte, who lived in the building along with six others, including her 76-year-old mother and a two-year-old baby, noted that the Fire Service arrived minutes after the alarm was raised, but was unable to save anything.
Ross, who is attached to the Port Mourant Hospital, expressed her gratitude to both Public Health Minister Volda Lawrence and Regional Health Services Director Jevaughn Stephen for the assistance.