Jarra Association, a registered regional inspired charitable organisation has
sealed a partnership deal with Far Oil Company – the renowned Australian oil
exploration company, meant to upgrade by expanding and renovate the Maternity
Wards of Soma Regional Hospital, in the Lower River Region of The Gambia.
This development was contained in a press statement from executive members of the UK Jarra Association, outlining core components and objectives of the partnership deal between the regionally inspired organisation and the giant oil exploration company.
According to the statement, the deal will showcase the following state of the art essential equipment to the new ward: 6 Delivery Beds, 2 Radiant Baby Warmers, 2 Oxygen Concentrators, 2 Electronic Suction Machines, 1 Cardio Toco Graphic machine, 1 Scanning Machine with accessories, 1 Drug Storage Refrigerator, surgical instruments, anesthetic machines, operation lamp, blood pressure machines, baby weighing scales and a stretcher, nurse station with changing room, 2 toilet facilities amongst many other items.
The new six beds expansion will have a combine use of the state of the art technology, space, hygiene and a more calm and serene environment for delivery of our would be loving and cherished mothers and their babies.
This project is expected to a model and pioneer in the whole of Lower River Region and beyond as will transform the maternity care at the cited regional hospital, which serve as the main referral hospital for the region and beyond.
The 2 million dalasis project expected to take six months before completion, will have the giant oil company responsible for funding the expansion and renovation related works, whereas the UK Jarra Association will provide all the necessary medical equipment and supplies needed.
The regional hospital has an estimated total of 1,450 baby delivery recorded per year, with over 100 deliveries recorded every month, thus the importance of the Maternity Ward for an important health post.
The project falls under the UK Jarra Health initiative and the importance attached to it by the association, hence the spirit of the FAR Oil Company partnership. Therefore FAR Company Ltd.’s involvement and contribution will undoubtedly contribute towards the strategic national health development objectives for provision of quality health care delivery system or not only women of Jarra, but the country and the globe at large.
The UK Jarra Association seized this opportunity to thank FAR Oil Company Ltd., with strong track record of sponsoring and implementing local initiatives in areas of their operations across the globe, especially Africa. They have a record of putting women’s health at the heart of their corporate social responsibilities.