Operation clean-up of fire-ravaged Dolphin Pharmacy

On Wednesday this week the clean-up of rubble inside the fire-destroyed Dolphin Pharmacy in Swakopmund commenced. Also on Wednesday, the owner of the pharmacy, Leonie Swanepoel, opened a temporary dispensary in town.

“We will rebuild the building and the pharmacy will move back”, confirmed Heiner Schlusche, the owner of the building. The consulting room of Dr Rüdiger Moisel which was also in the building will also move back.
According to Schlusche, investigations by various authorities, including an independent assessor, concluded. This paved the way for the clean-up to begin. The rebuilding process will also commence soon.
According to Schlusche, the new building will not be much different from the former. The façade of the old pharmacy with its big windows will remain. Schlusche aims to reopen the building by mid-2018.
In the meantime, Leonie Swanepoel reopened a temporary dispensary at the Altes Amptsgericht building located opposite the central police station.
The raging inferno destroyed the building on 22 August. The fire started in Dr. Moisel’s practice and quickly spread over to the pharmacy. By the time the fire was under control, both the pharmacy and doctor’s consulting rooms were destroyed. Fortunately, firewalls between the buildings prevented the fire spreading.
Renovations to the Dolphin Pharmacy were almost completed when the fire came on 22 August. Only finishing touches were still missing.
Dr Moisel in the meantime is available at the consulting room of Dr. Rudi van Wyk and Dr Maja Brand, located next to the post office in Swakopmund.

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