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Staff at the St Jude Hospital are today observing the anniversary of the deadly fire that destroyed the health facility and took three lives.

The observance comes five years after the disaster that forced medical personnel to set up practice at the George Odlum stadium in Vieux Fort.

Medical Director at St Jude Hospital Dr Carlene Radix recalls that the fire which started in the surgical ward at about 1 am on September 9th 2010.

She says the outpouring of support for the hospital from the local, regional and international community has been deeply appreciated, but the time has come to accelerate progress on construction of the new hospital

A special ceremony is expected to be held on Friday to remember the victims who perished in the St Jude Fire.
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