St. Goods for Gambia donates to Sukuta Health Centre

Thursday, November 16, 2017

The St. Goods for Gambia, a Charitable Foundation on 14 November donated medical items to Sukuta Health Centre.

The items included bed linen, towels, medical equipment, belly button clips, maternity related items, hairnets, band aid, bandages, eye water, blood pressure meters, hart rate meters, incubation, sets, sugar level meters, cabinets for storing medicines, hospital beds etc.

Morr Touray, chairman of St. Goods for Gambia, said that the charitable foundation based in The Netherlands was established on 28 August 2014.

He said this was not the first time that they have been donating to the people of The Gambia, adding that they once donated to Serrekunda and Brikama hospitals as well as other individual bodies.

Rose Mendy Jallow, officer in charge of the Sukuta Minor Health Centre, thanked St. Goods for Gambia for their kind gesture, adding that the donation was timely.

She said that the government was doing their part but the intervention of private sectors or organizations would also help them a lot.

Mrs Jallow disclosed that the challenges they face most of the time was the lack of basic drugs like anti-hypertensive and antibiotics, saying that people who come for treatment with infections in the health care centre have to buy other drugs from the local pharmacies.

She further disclosed that the other challenges they face was the insufficient delivery beds, adding that the number of women that delivered in Sukuta Health Care Centre last month was up to 245, which was really challenging.

Author: Fatou B. Cham