By Omar Bah
President Adama Barrow has announced that over 200 Cuban doctors will arrive in the country soon as he laid the foundation stone for a health centre in Mankamang Kunda, his home village.
The Gambian leader, who is currently on his meet-the-people tour, has been distributing ambulances and laying foundations of health centres across the country.
Speaking shortly after laying the foundation of a health center at his home village, President Barrow said: “The health sector is a top priority for my government. This is one of the six health centres we are going to construct around the country. We will also construct about eighteen health posts. We have completed five and we will start thirteen more countrywide. We want health facilities to be closer to the people, especially those in the provinces. We are also distributing about 80 ambulances countrywide and we have mobilised 200 medical doctors from Cuba and very soon they will arrive in the country. These are specialists in different areas and we will make sure all these health facilities are provided with doctors.”
President Barrow added: “This is a big achievement for my government and The Gambia but more especially, the people. I thank the Ministry of Health, cabinet and the National Assembly for facilitating the major development”.
“Our number one priority is to impact the lives of the people by bringing health facilities nearer to them”.
He said the contracts for the construction of the health facilities have been signed and work will start immediately.