By Saidou Baldeh
Jersey Africa Project, a UK-based charity organisation yesterday donated medical equipment to Serekunda General Hospital in Kanifing.
The items donated included scanners, ultra- sound machine, hospital beds, wheel chairs and others.
The donation came through Momodou S Ceesay, National Assembly member for Janjangbureh, and is designed to help boost quality health care delivery in The Gambia.
Speaking at the presentation, Susan Davey-Macdonald, the chairperson of Jersey Africa Project, said the project comes to help advance the living standards of disadvantaged people of Africa through health and education.
She highlighted the numerous intervention projects the organisation has offered over the years in the country, and reiterated her commitment to providing more support to enhance health care in The Gambia.
Sankung Jaiteh, the human resources manager of the hospital, applauded Jersey Africa Project for supporting the hospital with “these expensive equipment”.
He told them the donation comes at a time when the hospital is faced with “scarcity of many materials”, calling it timely.
He assured them the items would be put into good use, and called on other organisations or philanthropists to emulate Jersey Africa Project by rendering support to the Gambia’s health sector.
The head of the hospital’s operation theatre, Isatou Samba, said the equipment will help the hospital execute its functions better.
“We all know the government cannot do it alone but collectively we can boost our health sector,” Samba remarked.
For his part, Momodou S Ceesay highlighted the numerous projects undertaken in the country by Jersey Africa Project including in Janjangbureh, Bansang and Banjul, to name just a few.
He advised the hospital to put the items to good use.
He also returned gratitude to Susan and her friends, calling them friends of humanity.