By Maimuna Sey-Jawo
The Rotary Club of Banjul recently renovated and handed over new state of the art diabetic foot care centre to the management of Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital.
According to the Rotary members, Trust Bank Gambia Limited is the first developmental partner to support them in securing funds for the initiative.
The President of Rotary Club of Banjul HRH Oba Abolade, said the objective of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ”ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise to encourage the development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service”.
He commended the management of EFSTH for the partnership that his club is enjoying with the hospital while assuring them of the club’s continuous commitment to provide support to country’s biggest hospital in bid to boost the health sector.
The Chief Medical Director Dr Samateh, praised the Rotary club for organising such a ‘mighty event’ marking the inauguration and handing over of the renovated and equipped diabetics foot care centre.
Dr. Samateh acknowledged efforts of the rotaries in the advancement of the country’s health sector, adding that their presence is a manifestation of their concern and commitment in providing health care services to the people of this country.
He also assured that the donated items and the facilities will be utilised and reached the right people.
District Governor- Elect Aki Ellen said: “We are associated with rotary club of Banjul to help prevent diabetes in The Gambia. This was conceived by one of our active, dedicated rotarian Fatou Bah, past president Rotary club of Banjul.”
Deputising for the minister of Health, Mamadi Cham, director of health services praised members of the rotary club of Banjul through its president Oba Moshood KB Abolade for complementing the efforts of the Gambia in the health sector.
He also expressed gratitude to the Rotary Club of Banjul for providing the facilities, while urging the EFSTH management to take a ‘great care of the facilities’.
PRO EFSTH, Momodou Lamin Jammeh commended and thanked the club for the wonderful job.