SSHFC donates D1.7M materials to Covid treatment center


By Omar Bah

The doctor in-charge of the former Ndemban Clinic, now a Covid-19 treatment centre, Dr Abubacarr Jagne yesterday received an assortment of hospital materials and supplies from the Social Security & Housing Finance Cooperation (SSHFC) worth over D1.7 million.

The donated materials included 35 junior executive desk and chairs, 70 visitors and reception chairs, 14 filling cabinets, 8 metal cupboard (2doors), 15 refrigerators, 1 split air conditioner (18000BTU), 1 split air conditioner (24000BTU), 8 fridge freezers, 17 – 32 inches flat TV sets, 15 satellite decoders, 2 microwaves, 11 desktop computers, 11 printers 3in1, 11 UPS 1500W, 10 water dispensers, 8 bathroom mirrors, 38 pedal dustbins, 41 double plastic boxes and 41 double sockets.


Receiving the items at the grounds of the hospital at Mile 7, Dr. Jagne lauded the excellent working relations between his ministry and the SSHFC. He described SSHFC as a very key partner that is always responsive to the needs of the ministry.

“This is a clear demonstration that you have the interest and wellbeing of the public at the center of whatever you are doing. The cooperation has been mutual over the past years and the Ministry of Health is ever committed to continue fostering this collaboration,” he said.

The deputy MD of SSHFC Ansumana Touray, said the idea to purchase the materials for the clinic was conceived by the SSHFC board as part of the cooperation’s continued support towards the country’s health sector, especially in the fight against Covid-19.

Touray said the donation is also part of the cooperation’s social corporate responsibility and as well a complement to government’s efforts towards addressing enormous health challenges in the country.

“We will continue to give our support whenever we feel it is necessary. We are committed to ensure that we contribute actively henceforth towards addressing the health challenges,” he said.  

The SSHFC director of corporate affairs, Fabuka Njaay, who leads the transformation of the cooperation’s public image, said: “It is envisaged that the support will contribute towards the significant improvement of the Ndemban Clinic and the country’s health delivery in particular.”

Njaay said the SSHFC has over the years been supporting the Ministry of Health as part of its social corporate responsibility.

“We are cognizant of the fact that helping the health sector will mean indirectly impacting the wellbeing of our members. We believe it will go a long way towards promoting the health system,” he said.

He added: “We thank the management of the cooperation for always remembering their social corporate responsibility by putting their members first before anything else. We also thank the hospital for the collaboration and assure them that this is just the beginning. We will continue towards supporting the development of this country.”