Vaccine rollout unaffected by Ballygar Health Centre fire

Local GP Dr. Martin Daly has moved to reassure patients that the rollout of the Covid-19 vaccine will not be affected despite a major fire at the Ballygar Health Centre earlier this week.

  Smoke was spotted billowing from the health centre shortly after 7.30 am on Tuesday morning and Fire Service units from Mountbellew and Roscommon were quickly on the scene. The blaze was brought under control but the building suffered extensive damage while an adjacent building has suffered smoke and water damage. Thankfully, no-one was hurt in the fire and all patient records are secure.

A well-known local GP, Dr. Daly and his team work from the centre and Dr. Daly has since confirmed that all services would now be provided from an unused nursing home nearby. He thanked the local Naughton family for making the vacant building available to his staff.

He has also reiterated that the Covid-19 vaccine rollout in the Ballygar area would not be affected by the fire, and that there are plans to administer vaccines at the new site from Saturday.