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Brikama District hospital boosted with monitors, health equipment

Jan 29, 2020, 2:35 PM | Article By: Fatou B. Cham

St. Goods For Gambia, a non-profitable organisation have recently donated eight monitors and other medical equipment to Brikama district hospital. The monitors would help to detect if a patient is stable or there is need to act fast.

Dr. Momodou Lamin Jobarteh, junior registrar and head of internal medical at the hospital said the donation is timely and important, adding that the monitors will go a long way in emergency cases.

Jim Jobe, health worker at the Bundung maternal hospital said St. Goods For Gambia has been a good partner since inception.

“Recently, they have donated 100 computers and said they are willing to do more for The Gambia. Brikama benefited because it is a district hospital and one of the hospitals in The Gambia with the highest record of patients,” he said.

Morr Touray, chairperson of St. Goods For Gambia said the donation is part of complementing government efforts, especially in the education, health and agriculture sectors.

He revealed that they are working on a future project that will be providing rice to Gambian people.a

Lamin Sanyang, officer in charge of the hospital said government is trying in the health sector but can’t do it all, donations like the one provided by of St. Goods For Gambia will contribute greatly.

He expressed gratitude to the donors while assuring them that the trust they have on Brikama will be maintained and the equipment will be used for their rightful purpose.

“Your future project do not surprise us because we know that your foundation has Gambia at heart,” he said.

Mr Sanyang added that the area population of Brikama is increasing gradually and the demand in the hospital is getting high. He urged other philanthropists and NGOs to lend a hand.

Aminata Sillah, representative of the regional health directorate said engaging in the health sector, agriculture and education is important, they are the trending sectors in The Gambia.

She thanked the donors for complementing government efforts, adding that only qualified health personnel is not enough but having medical equipment and medicine to enable the health personnel to deliver as expected.

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