Bank Ltd donated items worth over D100, 000.00 and D50, 000.00 to Farafenni
General Hospital and Essau Major Health Centre respectively to complement
government’s efforts in improving the quality of health care delivery in the
North Bank Region.
donations were presented in two separate events at the Health facilities in
Farafenni and Essau, on 23rd November 2017 and attended by the Honorable
Minister of Health & Social Welfare-Mrs Saffie Lowe Ceesay; the Managing
Director of Trust Bank Ltd-Mr Ibrahima Salla; the Director of Health
Services-Mr Mamady Cham; the CEO of Farafenni General hospital-Wandifa Samateh;
the Officer-in-Charge of Essau Majo Health Centre-Mr. John Joseph Mendy; the
Regional Health Director-Mr Sutayring Drammeh, staffs of the Hospitals and
Key speakers at the events included the Managing Director of Trust Bank Ltd-Mr. Ibrahima Salla and the Hon. Minister for Health & Social Welfare-Mrs Saffie Lowe-Ceesay; the OIC for Essau Health Centre and the CEO for Farafenni General Hospital.
Speaking at the presentation ceremony, the Managing Director of Trust Bank Ltd-Mr Ibrahima Salla, said Trust Bank believes in complementing governments efforts in trying to provide quality health care especially for the underprivileged in our society. That explains why a greater part of the bank’s Corporate Social Responsibility donations has been channelled towards the health sector.
“I believe that the choice of donating to Essau Major Health Centre and the maternity ward of Farafenni General Hospital responsible for providing care for women during pregnancy and childbirth as well as for newborn infants was most appropriate.
The presentation today will not only include medical supplies, but the love and generosity of the Trust Bank family to the people of North Bank Region.
Distinguished Ladies and gentleman, please allow me to remind ourselves that the presentation today, is just a continuation of the work that Trust Bank has been doing for the good of the people of North Bank Region.
It is a continuation of a journey which started about 14 years ago with the strategic objective of ensuring that no mother should die while giving birth, that no child should die at birth from preventable causes and that quality health services will be accessible to all Gambians.
Since then, records have shown that we have achieved a lot together as Gambians albeit all the challenges along the way and I am optimistic that soon, we shall achieve our ultimate objective.
Since adopting the maternity ward, Trust Bank has extended numerous supports that have impacted positively on the lives of the patients. Today, we all take pride in the fact that many mothers with complicated pregnancies will safely deliver their babies and that many medical emergencies will now be managed here at Farafenni Hospital. People will no longer need to travel all the way to Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital (EFSTH) to get quality health services.
Ladies and Gentlemen, this event today coincides with the 20th anniversary of Trust Bank. By way of background, Trust Bank was incorporated in July 1997 to take over the business of Meridien Biao Bank and began operations in October the same year.
In that light, we are immensely proud to celebrate our 20th anniversary with patients’ staffs and guardians here whilst we also acknowledge, through a donation, the role that Essau Major Health Centre and Farafenni General Hospital plays, in the lives of many Gambians across the North Bank Region.
As the new Managing Director of Trust Bank, I look forward to continuing this relationship which have started years ago and will look forward to visiting the hospital once again”, Mr Ibrahima Salla Said.
On her part, the Honorable Minister for Health and Social Welfare Mrs. Saffie Lowe-Ceesay expressed profound appreciation to Trust Bank Ltd on behalf of her Ministry and the people of North Bank Region who would benefit from the donations.
“The donation will go towards supplementing the efforts of government to improve the standard of health care delivery in the communities of North Bank Region “, Mrs Saffie Lowe-Ceesay said.
The Honorable Minister lauded Trust Banks Corporate Social Responsibility Programme and staff, more so the institutions continued support to the government health facilities across the country.
She extolled the excellent and fruitful relationship between her ministry and Trust Bank Ltd and used the occasion to implore other stakeholders to emulate the Bank.