By Awa Macalo
The Bundung Maternal and Child Health Hospital has received a donation of surgical gloves, stationeries and other medical equipment worth D400, 000.
The materials were donated by Ahmed and Frukhan of Timber and Furniture Company who adopted the postnatal ward in honour of their late father Ousman Tobaski.
The donors said their initiative is inspired towards contributing in government’s drive to achieve zero maternal mortality in the country’s hospitals.
The hospital CEO, Kebba Manneh commended the donors for the timely intervention and assured them that the materials will be used diligently.
Mr Manneh said the hospital management contacted the donors two weeks ago and they responded swiftly.
Majula T. Kinteh, officer-in-charge maternity unit, said the materials would create a conducive and friendly environment for their patients, most especially to post-delivery women who had gone through the process of pregnancy and delivery which are all difficult and frustrating phases in bringing life to the world.
Ivan Coker, hospital administrator, said the Bundung hospital is the “only maternal and child health hospital in the Gambia, registering more than 7000 antenatal clinic attendants and more than 4500 deliveries annually as shown by facility data with encouraging delivery outcome.”
Bakary Kinteh, a representative from the donors, said providing health facilities should be concern to all. “The materials are meant to facilitate smooth health deliverance and ensure every pregnant mother safely gives birth without facing more complication,” he said