PENMAR Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation Clinic opened in Kotu

Wednesday, January 09, 2019

new private physiotherapy and rehabilitation clinic founded by Penda Sidibeh and Mariama Saho; two Gambian Master’s degree holders in physiotherapy was last Friday opened in Kotu to be operational 24 hours.

Co-founder Penda Sidibeh said the concept of establishing the clinic came after their realization that there were no facility in The Gambia that specialises in physiotherapy and rehabilitation.

Mrs. Sidibeh, who works at Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital (EFSTH) said many patients in the rural Gambia usually finds it difficult to stay with families or relatives in the urban areas for the duration of their treatment which was why they decided to establish the clinic where patients can stay for the duration of their treatment.

She revealed that they have also launched the construction of a physiotherapy and rehabilitation centre at Serrekunda Hospital to give back to the country as their social co-operate responsibility.

Mariama Saho, also a co-founder of the clinic said they intend to give intensive rehabilitation to needy patients, adding that they will be available for all, and that quality would be their main focus.  

Former vice president Fatoumatta Jallow-Tambajang said communities should be empowered to improve Gambia’s health system.

Mamburay Njie also called on Gambians to support the clinic, saying it is of international standard. He also called for local products to be supported, saying the services to be offered at the clinic will be the best that cannot be acquired even overseas.

Samba Bah, head of physiology at EFSTH described the two ladies as special in Gambia’s health system who, he said are professional and knowledgeable in their profession.

Author: Cherno Omar Bobb
Source: Picture: Mariama and Penda are PENMAR founders