The Peace Village International Foundation, through Project Aid The Gambia, on Thursday donated hospital materials worth over D1 million Dalasi to the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MoHSW). The presentation was held at the Project Aid head office in Kotu.
The Peace International Organisation is an international organisation based in Germany that helps Project Aid The Gambia to airlift Gambian children to Germany for treatment. The Project Aid, which is known to many as Jahally Health Centre, has been operating in the country for the past 26 years and its area of intervention is in the health sector.
The hospital equipment include blood pressure machines, oxygen concentrate machines, surgical instruments, sterilisers, scales, X-ray monitors, crotches, endorses, swabs, inhalators, fenestrated drapes, surgical clamps, one big box of different types and sizes of diapers, hospital mattresses, hospital beds, furosemides, nifedipins, enalaprils, amongst others.
On receiving the items on behalf of the Minister of Health, the Deputy Permanent Secretary for Technical, Janko Gimbara, thanked the donors for the gesture. He acknowledged that the Jahally Health Centre has a long standing partnership with The Gambia Government especially his Ministry.
DPS Gimbara said the donated equipment couldn’t have come at a better time; when the Government recently inaugurated and upgraded health facilities and hospitals in the country. He said having upgraded the health facilities and hospitals, such materials must be provided for the various centres so as to aid the people of the country.
On behalf of the Minister of Health, he promised to put the donated items into good use.
Famara Fatty, project manager of Project Aid The Gambia, said the Peace International Organisation has given them this equipment to donate it to the Ministry for their already established hospitals and health facilities. He expressed hope that the Ministry appreciates the equipment.
by Arfang MS Camara