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AFPRC General Hospital boosted with Gambian doctors

Mar 17, 2014, 10:07 AM | Article By: Abdou Rahman Sallah

The Governor of the North Bank Region, who also doubles as the chairperson of AFPRC General Hospital, has lauded President Yahya Jammeh and the government for the graduation of the first-ever medical doctors from the University of The Gambia.

Governor Lamin Queen Jammeh was speaking in Kerewan when the medical doctors and CEO of AFPRC General Hospital paid courtesy call on him, following their deployment to Farafenni.

He said the deployment of Gambian doctors to the hospital would boost human resource development and effective healthcare services, while giving assurance of the support of the Board of Directors.

Dr Mamadi Cham, Chief Executive Officer of AFPRC Hospital, lauded the efforts of the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare for the deployment of 3 Gambian doctors, noting that it would improve services.

He disclosed that D260,000 had been spent on the rehabilitation of doctor quarters, which came through prudent financial management of government subvention to the hospital.

Dr Cham stated that from 1999, a total of 350,000 outpatients, 6, 000 surgical operations and 45, 000 deliveries have been registered.

Lamin Ceesay, chairman of Kerewan Area Council, assured of the council’s commitment to the health sector and promised to adopt a ward.

Dr Landing Sanyang spoke of their support to providing quality healthcare service.

In a similar development, the ex¬-students of Essau Barra Upper Basic School recently embarked on a massive cleansing execise in the premises of Essau Major Health Centre.

Baba Galleh Jallow, Regional Principal Public Health Nurse at Essau Health Region in the North Bank Region lauded the Essau-Barra ex-Students and Environmental Science Club of Essau Upper Basic School for complementing the efforts of Essau Health Centre in promoting environmental cleanliness.

John Joseph Mendy, officer in charge of Essau Major Health Centre noted that the support would enhance service delivery and hygiene, while launching an appeal to support the health facility with adequate cleansing materials.

Wuyeh Njie, Senior Public Health Officer echoed similar sentiments, saying it would improve public health and by extension deter the cycle of disease.

Adama Ndow, president of ex-Student association and Omar Fadera, head boy of Essau Barra Upper Basic, pledged their support to environmental protection and cleanliness.

Yaya Bah, Teacher Coordinator of School Environmental Science Club reiterated the school’s commitment to providing services to health facility, noting that the attainment of healthcare service calls for concerted efforts.