Major boost for RVTH
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Noor Ul-Islam Foundation, a registered charity based in The Gambia, yesterday, donated medical equipment worth over £50,000 to the Royal Victoria Teaching Hospital (RVTH) in Banjul.
The donated items included connection tubes, medical education books, surgical gowns, surgical gloves, patient drapes, aprons, sterile towels, lumen cathetes, drainage bottles, tracheal tubes, bandages, respiratory cathetes and ventloin connectors.
Speaking at the presentation ceremony, Mrs Khadijah Abdullah, the organisation's secretary general, said as a charitable organisation, they are committed to give support and encouragement to the Royal Victoria Teaching Hospital in their endeavor to give excellent health service delivery to The Gambian people. She stated that her organisation, which comprises of a small group of Muslims, believes in the potential future of the continent, and the unchangeable truth that charity begins at home.
She expressed hope that the donation will be of great help to the RVTH's day to day activities. She further assured the beneficiaries of her association's continued support for the well-being of Gambians.
For her part, Mrs Khadijah Stapleton-Faceym, the founder of the charity, who is residing in the United Kingdom, expressed her profound gratitude to their sponsors, Mr Aziz Ben-Taleb and his wife Mrs Raji Tazi Mouthif, in the United Kingdom for their benevolent gesture. She stressed the need to have the required medical equipment in the RVTH to enable them execute their functions effectively for the service of the people.
Receiving the items, Alhagie Babucarr Ngum, public relations officer of the Royal Victoria Teaching Hospital, expressed his heartfelt appreciation to the donors for their gesture. He assured them of the proper utilisation of the items donated.
Author: by SM Ceesay