General Hospital (KGH) has received a donation of surgical, urological,
orthopedic equipment, nursing shoes and other hospital equipment from Unison
Yorkshire members in UK.
Speaking at the presentation ceremony at the hospital premises, chief executive officer Kebba Manneh commended the donor through Jim Bell, Unison International project organizer for their continued support to the hospital for the past years.
He said the donated materials will go a long way in supporting the hospital to meet its target goals, adding that the materials will be supplied to the various units within the hospital. He described the partnership between the hospital and Unison Yorkshire as fruitful, saying the hospital has benefited a lot from them. “The donated items will be of great value to the hospital as it will reduce some of the expenditure in purchasing such kind of items. As the number of patients visiting the hospital is in the increase on daily basis, I urge donors, philanthropists and individuals to support the hospital as health is not a government responsibility only.”
Babucarr Senghore, administrative secretary of the hospital said the donated materials came at a time when they needed them most. He said Unison Yorkshire had earlier donated two ambulances to the hospital which, he said are playing significant roles in patient evacuation from the hospital and other communities to the main referral and teaching hospital in Banjul.
Dr. Alhagie Manneh said the donated materials will be utilized for their intended purposes, saying they are the basic equipment they need every day. “The number of patients visiting our theatre is definitely on the increase.”
He said the services they are rendering at the hospital are on the rise and sometimes they encounter challenges with equipment. “Therefore with this surgical equipment, we hope that most of our challenges will be addressed.”
Alieu Badjie, public relations officer of the hospital said with the right equipment at their disposal, the Hospital will continue to provide the best services to their patients.