The Rotary club of Banjul in collaboration with the Management of Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital in Banjul, last Wednesday officially inaugurated and handed over the renovated and equipped Diabetic Foot care Center to the Management of EFSTH. The project worth one million dalasi.
This project came during the tenure of the presidency of Rotarian Oba Moshood KB Abolade, President of Rotary club of Banjul and the project was initiated by Rotarian Fatou Bah, past president of Rotary club of Banjul after her visit to Senegal in 2015.
According to the members of the Rotary club of Banjul, Trust Bank Gambia Limited is the first developmental partner that came to support them in this strive to renovate and equip the center.
Members of the Rotary club of Banjul through President Oba Moshood KB Abolade commended Trust Bank Gambia Limited for been the first partner to give the club an amount of fifty thousand dalasi to support the renovation.
Members who spoke at the inauguration also praised Fatou Bah for the love she has for this country in ensuring that Gambia have this magnificence center which is equipped Diabetics Foot Care Centre.
In his welcome remarks, President of Rotary Club of Banjul, HRH Oba Abolade said the object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and in particular, to encourage and foster; the development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service. He also commended the management of EFSTH for the partnership that his club is enjoying with the hospital. President Oba assures that his club will continue to support the hospital to boost the health sector.
Speaking at the inaugural ceremony, Chief Medical Director, Dr. Samateh praised the Rotary club of Banjul for organizing such a mighty event like this one which marked the inauguration and handing over of the renovated and equipped Diabetics Foot Care Center.
According Dr. Samateh the present of the various Rotary club representatives’ shows of their concern and commitment in providing health care services to the people of this country as EFSTH is the main referral hospital.
He acknowledged that the commitment and the cordial relationship between the EFSTH and rotary members have been existing for while now and has been very fruitful.
The CMD went on to say the various Rotary clubs in The Gambia worthy commendable for supporting EFSTH development initiatives. .
He also assured that the donated items and the facilities will be utilize and will reach to the right people.
In conclusion, the chief medical director applauded the members of the Rotary club of Banjul especially the President for ensuring that this project becomes a reality.
District Governor-Elect Aki Allen expressed total appreciation to be associated with this magnificence project officiated by the Rotary club of Banjul under the presidency of President Oba Moshood KB Abolade.
He went on to say Rotary International encourages us to give specific and well design areas, this area of focuses include, conflict prevention and resolution, diseases prevention, treatment, water and sanitation, saving life of mothers, supporting education.
We are associated with Rotary club of Banjul to help prevent diabetic in The Gambia. He said this was conceived by one of our active, dedicated Rotarian Fatou Bah past president Rotary club of Banjul.
We hope great care will be provided to maintain the facilities. We hope this project will continue, between the Management of the hospital and the Rotary clubs in The Gambia.
Mamadi Cham, Director of health services, deputising for Minister of health and social welfare praised members of the Rotary club of Banjul through the president Oba Moshood KB Abolade for complimenting the effort of The Gambia in the health sector.
He also expressed gratitude to the Rotary club of Banjul for providing the facilities, while urging the EFSTH Management to take great care of the facilities.
In his vote of thanks, the PRO of EFSTH, Alhaji Momodou Lamin Jammeh commended and thanks the club for the wonderful job.
Some of the Rotarians at the program were AG Minyan Jobe, PAG Shola Joiner, PAG Safi Manneh, PP Mathew Ndure, PP Ousman Sowe, PP Fatou Bin Jobe, PP Kalala, Banky Njie, Bashir Ojikutu, Modou L. Camara, Kalilou Jaiteh, Augustine Akande, Isatou Bah, Tayo Oluwudu, Rohie Kargbo, Lucky Osime,Fabian Akaneme, Trawally, Fatou Kinteh, Anthony Gomez and Abdoulie Drammeh among others.