Dec 23, 2009, 1:16 PM
22nd May 2009 Issue
In a bid to help improve the health service delivery in the country some Danish philanthropists recently donated a new scanning machine and medical equipments valued 1.4 million dalasi to the Brikama Health Centre.
The items were presented over the weekend at a colourful ceremony held at the Health Centre in Brikama.
Speaking at the handing over ceremony, Mr. Alieu Sonko the officer in-charge of Brikama Health Centre expressed sincere gratitude and appreciation over the donated materials.
Mr.Sonko noted that Brikama Health Centre is a major Health Centre. He said that it is a centre that covers a large area within Western Region and also one of the busiest health centres throughout the country. He commended the friends of Kembujeh (from Denmark) for their kind gesture. Mr. Sonko noted that the Government alone cannot do everything on its own thus the support of this nature is welcome.
He said it is the responsibility of individuals, parastatals, NGO's to come forward and complement government's effort.
According to Mr. Sonko the importance of this scanning machine cannot be over-emphasized as it will help in the area of diagnosed cases and can also be used for scanning pregnancy, for mothers to know their status.
He said that it will ease the burden on patients and on costs.
Mr. Sonko also appeals to the philanthropists not only to concentrate on RVTH and within the Greater Banjul Area, while urging them to look into Brikama Health Centre.
For his part, Mr. Juma Jallow who spoke on behalf of the Regional Health Director, said that the donated materials would enhance the work of the staff at the health centre.
Other speakers included Western Region Governor, Lamin Sanneh, who also lauds the gesture.