Gambia Health-care Matters, a UK-based medical charity formed by Gambians yesterday presented a large consignment of materials to the Tanka Tanka Psychiatric Hospital.
Musa Krubally, assisted by his wife Teddy and Awa Bah, all of them members of the charity, handed over the items to Foday Jawla, the acting matron at the hospital.
Krubally told the Tanka Tanka officials that GHM has been formed by Gambians out of their love for the country and her people.
“Our members come from different professional orientations such as senior and junior mental health nurses, neonatal nurses, doctors, accountants, students, gym instructors among many others.
But we all have one thing in common and that is our love for the Gambia and the feeling of giving back to the country in any way we can,” he said.
Receiving the items Foday Jawla thanked the GHM for the timely gesture and the nature of the materials which he said are not catered for in the hospital’s supplies.
“These items such as tooth brushes, sanitary pads, soaps, body lotions, slippers, second hand clothings are everyday items needed by every human being especially persons of mental sickness for whom hygiene is a challenge,” he said.
He thanked the GHM for the gesture, adding that the institution faces many challenges which government alone cannot meet.