Nov 20, 2019, 1:51 PM
six (26) security personnel of Bansang Hospital have recently been trained by
the Gambia Police Force (GPF) for about one month.
The hospital security personnel, five of whom are women, were trained by the Gambia Police Force Training Academy Instructors to boost their disciplinary approaches towards the public.
The training is expected to widen the knowledge of the trainees in proactive and reactive security measures in protecting the lives of both the sick and medical personnel as well as the belongings of the 78-year-old Bansang Hospital.
Speaking at the graduation ceremony of the securities, Governor Alhaji Omar Abu Khan of CRR hailed the management of GPF for providing such “laudable training” to the security personnel.
While congratulating the graduates, Governor Khan who also doubles as the director of the board of governors of Bansang Hospital urged them to stay alerted and be vigilant at all times.
Alkalo of Bansang, Kebba Kora, recalled that in the colonial days, the police were trained outside The Gambia.
“But today, the government has created a conducive environment to effectively train the police in the country, hence the possibility for such training to be extended to other areas of security,” he said.
CEO of Bansang Hospital, Baba Jeng, stated that the hospital serves more than 400,000 people within and outside The Gambia.
According to him, the hospital used to receive patients from Upper River Region, Central River Region and some referrals from Madina Yerro Fula in neighbouring Senegal.
“For this reason the security of the hospital is critically important,” he said.
Mamour Jobe, Commissioner of the Police Training Academy, urged the trainees to make best use of the knowledge gained during the training, saying they were opportune to have such “a rare training”.
He expressed delight in the trainees’ exceptional performances during the training.
The graduation ceremony ended with presentation of certificates and prizes to deserving candidates.