By Maimuna Sey-Jawo
As part of their corperate social responsibility, Social Security and Housing Finance Cooperation (SSHFC) on Friday donated materials to Serekunda General Hospital in Kanifing.
The items included ward drop for nurses and patients, fridge, chairs, among other hospital materials. The handing over of the materials was held at the hospital and attended by senior management of the hospital as well as officials from SSHFC.
Speaking at the handing over ceremony, Babucarr Saine, admin officer of Serekunda General Hospital spoke at length on the significance of the donated materials to the hospital.
Saine explained that health is very expensive, thus “in order to provide quality health care services it requires a lot of resources and knowing the economic status of this country and the sub-Saharan Africa, it would be very difficult for government to meet the health care needs of their population.
“So in that context, there is need for organizations, private institutions to come and support government in that respect and this is where institution come and support. SSHFC have been recognized in this country as one of the institution that is in the forefront of supporting government to achieve its top priorities been education, health and agriculture,” he stated.
Kebba Manneh, the CEO of Serekunda General Hospital dwelled on the significance of the donated materials. The donation, he added, clearly manifested SSHFC’s commitment in fulfilling its cooperate social responsibility to the people of this country as they are developing different institutions in supporting them addressing their needs.
CEO Manneh added that conducive working environment improves performance, saying they target a conducive environment enough for them to perform up to expectation with a view to enabling them achieve quality care.
“We thank you for coming to our aid and I think it is a blessing for you to adopt this ward to improve services in this hospital. The medical ward is one of the longest serving wards in this hospital,” he noted.
The public relations officer of SSFHC, Pa Matarr Mbye, spoke at length on the importance of health, adding that no nation can develop without a healthy populace. He expressed optimism that they will continue supporting the ward in order to ensure that it remains as one of the best wards in the hospital and the country at large.
SSHFC, he added, will send their personnel to survey the ward in order to know some of their needs in terms of infrastructure among others. He called on the management to ensure that the donated materials are wisely utilized.