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Ballygar doctor’s surgery destroyed in fire this morning

A medical centre in Ballygar has been significantly damaged after a fire tore through the building this morning.

Vaccinations were scheduled at Dr Martin Daly’s surgery this week – but the local doctor says he is certain that people in the area will receive their vaccinations despite this morning’s blaze.

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The fire caused significant damage throughout the medical practice. Photo: https://www.facebook.com/BallygarBanter

The fire began at approximately 7.30 this morning and the fire service arrived at the scene by 7.45am.

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Photo: Ballygar Banter Facebook page

All medical records were saved online and a temporary practice is to be set up in a former Nursing Home.

The medical centre in Ballygar is owned by well-known local GP Martin Daly and his wife Myriam. In October, Dr Martin Daly raised concerns about a nursing home in Ballinasloe at which 22 of 24 residents tested positive for COVID-19.

Michael Malone
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