Gambia recently donated medical items to the Serrekunda General Hospital, at a
ceremony held at the hospital ground.
Skb4 is a charitable foundation set up by Dutch nationals and a Gambian to help the Serrekunda General Hospital to become a centre of excellence in The Gambia health sector.
The donated items include autoclave, operating theater bed, examination bed, trolley and uniforms.
The handing over of the items was witnessed by senior officials from the hospital as well as the members of the charity.
Speaking at the handing over ceremony, Kebba Manneh, Chief Executive Officer of Serrekunda General Hospital, said the items are of a great value to the hospital, adding that without such items it would be difficult for surgery to take place.
He said the items would add more capacity to their ability, adding that this was a great gesture and they appreciated it.
Bubacarr Saine, administrative officer at the Serrekunda General Hospital, said the materials are extremely important to the hospital as they would add value to the hospital’s services.
In this hospital, he disclosed, they have conducted more than one thousand five hundred operations, saying that with the coming of this machines, that would reduce pressure on the existing machines.
He also stated that they have registered a lot of achievements within a month, saying that when they came they were able to put internal control measures and mobilise resources for the hospital.
Speaking on behalf of the team, Carla thanked the management and staff of the hospital for the excellent welcome they gave them, saying that the main objectives of the foundation was to contribute to national development.
“We will like to implore on the Ministry of Health and the Serrekunda General Hospital to put the donated items into good use to benefit those in need it most,” he said.