Denkula Charitable Foundation donates medical items to hospitals

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Denkula Charitable Foundation over the weekend donated various medical items, including incubator to Serekunda General Hospital and Bansang Hospital in the Central River Region.

The presentation ceremony, attended by various government officials, staff members and management of the two hospitals, was held at the SerreKunda General Hospital’s ground.

In his speech, the deputy permanent secretary at the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, Malang Darboe, affirmed government’s commitment to support charitable organisations in their development aspirations.

He expressed delight at the donation of the medical items which are meant to improve the development of the health sector.

DPS Darboe stated that the two hospitals are the main referral hospitals in addition to the Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital.

The donated items would go a long way towards achieving their goal of providing quality health care delivery, he noted.

Mr Darboe thanked the members of the Denkula Charitable Foundation, which was recently established by young Gambian professionals with the sole aim of contributing to the socio-economic development of the country.

He disclosed that among the medical items were an incubator, syringes, cannulas, BP machine, baby beds, and adult diapers, amongst others.

He also implored the two beneficiaries to put the donated items into good use, in order to benefit those who need them most.

For his part, Alhagie M. Sarr, Secretary-General of Denkula Charitable Foundation, said the charitable foundation was set up by ten young Gambian professionals from different backgrounds.

He said the main objective of the foundation is to contribute their quota to nation-building, adding that they intend to do this through mobilising materials and financial resources within and outside the country.

The executive of Denkula Charitable Foundation believes that health is the most critical and challenging sector of development in the country



Author: Fatou Dem