EFSTH receives D.9m worth of medical equipment


By Omar Bah The Rotary club of Fajara in partnership with the Rotary club of Royden Revolve in UK recently donated medical items worth nine hundred thousand dalasi to the Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital. The donated items included BM machines 2, Thermometer, maternity unit curtains, medicine creams, pads, hands towels, Urology, Diabetic kit, scales sterilize BP Machine curtains catheter blankets, baby cloths among others. Speaking shortly after the presentation at the EFSTH conference hall, the hospital PRO Momodou Lamin Jammeh behalf of his staff expressed joy and appreciation to the Rotary club of Fajara and its partners from England for their laudable generosity. He said the donated materials will yet again serve as another milestone in the history of the hospital, saying “I’m not surprise because the Rotary Club of Fajara has been a partner of the hospital way back and they have been very supportive to the welfare of the hospital. I must also acknowledge the effort of the rotary club of Fajara’s vice president Minyan Jobe”. “The Rotary club of Fajara always supports the hospital based on the request and need of the hospital, because these particular items donated were requested by the management of the hospital less than two months ago and we are glad they have responded positively,” he said. The chief medical director EFSTH, Professor M. Ikhalilu also seized the opportunity to thank the rotary club of Fajara and its partner for the benevolent gesture geared towards helping effective health services delivery in the country. He said: “The items that are presented to us today were highly needed at the hospital and will go a long way in addressing some of our major concerns. In that foregoing I will like to take this opportunity to thank the Rotary of Fajara for putting smiles on the faces of our patients once again.” Meanwhile, the president of the Rotary club of Fajara Adam Wadda said her organisation was formed to respond to humanitarian needs and they never hesitate to render their supports especially to hospitals where lives of many are saved on a daily basis. “This donation of medical items is not the first and will not be last to come from the Rotary club of Fajara and its international partners. We will continue to mobilise our efforts in ensuring that we respond to the needs of Gambians whenever we can as it is part of our mandate to provide medical assistance for hospital,” she said. While calling on the hospital to put the donated materials into good use, she assured them of her club’s continuous support. The Vice president of the Rotary club of Fajara Minyan Jobe returned gratitude to the management of the EFSTH for their positive comments towards the Rotary club of Fajara, saying “the donated materials came as a result of combination of efforts by members of the rotary club of Fajara and their friends in UK.” “All the efforts we are making are geared towards complementing that of the government we believe they cannot do it alone. Dr. Ahmadou L. Samateh head of department of surgery at EFSTH, commended the donors for the magnificeny gesture.]]>