10 best medical students awarded

Thursday, August 01, 2019

The University of The Gambia School of Medicine and Allied Health Sciences, Monday awarded equipment to 10 of its best students who were found academically worthy.

Held at the school premises in Banjul, the equipment include Otoscope, Automatic blood pressure machine, Stethoscope, Pulse Oximeter, Blood sugar testing machines, Infrared thermometers and 2 lab coats.

Dr. Rebeca Lahera, a lecturer at the school challenged the awardees to become the best people in society and to continue rendering selfless services.

Dr. Asmell Ramos, senior internal medicine consultant and assistant managing director of Medicare congratulated the students to maintain the pace to become the best in the class of 2019. “If you do your best, you will achieve the best. I am expecting to see you in the best places.”

He thanked the students for their determination, saying they were expecting them to complete their programs with merits which they did. He encouraged them to use the equipment to help patients in their health condition.

Dr. Lamin Jaiteh, consultant general for surgery at Medicare said the gifts were a mean of motivation to the awardees to improve their knowledge. “Life is in stages and you are competing for information and knowledge. You have been doing best and I hope that will continue.”

He urged them to be on the rise in order to keep doing good, telling them to continue reading their books and to put their activities in practice.

Dr. Ebrima Manneh, one the awardees said he was not expecting the award because all his mates did well. He also thanked Medicare for improving them in order to uplift the healthcare system in the country.

Author: Pa Modou Cham