By Aisha Tamba
Pipeline Mosque Foundation on Thursday donated D50,000 for the upkeep of the Kanifing General Hospital mortuary and 500 bedsheets to be distributed to hospitals around the country.
Speaking on behalf of the executive members, Mam Sait Njie said the donated materials came through Ahmad Ghanim Diab.
“We have a social responsibility in the society. Health and education are very critical and we are featuring these areas in many ways. We decided that without health we are nowhere. We want to salute the health workers; they have been working very hard especially during the pandemic [Covid-19]. We have recognized your efforts. At Pipeline Mosque Foundation, we extend our appreciation for the efforts you make to try and save us from the pandemic. This is our annual event; we always look forward to helping our brothers and sisters who are hospitalised in this country. We want to continue the partnership. We also have a very important project which we started; the next stage is to mobilize resources. We are good at resource mobilization and we will partner with you, and will try to mobilize resources from the local and the diaspora. So I am appealing to you that we work together to keep our mortuary up to standard.”
The CEO at the Kanifing General Hospital, Kebba Manneh said the foundation is the main sponsor of the mortuary. “This foundation has been doing a very great job for the mortuary. This is an annual event; they come and present bedsheets to hospitals across the country. Bedsheets are always needed in the hospitals and patients are comfortable when they lay on these bedsheets. Comfort for a patient is one step to healing,” he said.
Alpha Njie spoke on behalf of the Board of the Kanifing hospital. He expressed his condolences to the foundation over the demise of two giant members [Alhagie Abou Dandeh Njie and Dawda Njagne].
Famara Sillah, one of the beneficiaries thanked the foundation for the support they have been giving to hospitals over the years.