Dankunku Health Centre gets new Ambulance

Thursday, May 09, 2019

A Netherlands-based charity -Wheels4Africa- Tuesday donated a new Ambulance to Dankunku health centre in Central River Region south, meant to ease the burden of transporting patience to the health centre, some 94km from the region’s main referral hospital in Bansang.

Chairman of Dankunku Maribantang Development Association health committee, Gibriel Fatty used the opportunity to thank Jack VAN from Wheels4Africa and their health committee members for their dedication and volunteerism to ensure that the Ambulance is secured. “We all know that Dankunku is about 100 kilometres away from our main referral centre in Bansang and 10 kilometres from the high away. Therefore, this ambulance donation is a welcome move.”

Mr. Fatty also commended the community Association for giving the health committee the backing to lobby for the Ambulance. He said Dankunku district comprises of sixty villages that rely on the Dankunku health center.

According to Mr. Fatty, they have been doing many activities at the health centre which include free surgery operation for vulnerable people. “This ambulance will go a long way in improving and enhancing health care system in the Niamina Dankunku district.”

Lamin Nyabally, a one-time presidential affair minister and adviser to the Dankunku Maribantang Development Association thanked Jack VAN and his partner for the support and assured them that the Ambulance will be used for its intended purpose.

Mr. Nyabally said Dankunku health centre need more than one Ambulance, telling the donor that donating the Ambulance to support their communities is a welcome development and appreciated by the entire communities.

Sheriffo Mboge, president of Dankunku Maribantang Development Association thanked the donor for the assistance, assuring them that the Ambulance will be sustainably taking care of.

The donor Jack Van said it is part of his dream to support the people of The Gambia particularly the vulnerable people.

Author: Sanna Jallow