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DA Schooling Fund Helps Brikama Health Centre

Apr 29, 2009, 10:05 AM | Article By: Augustine Kanjia

The DA Schooling Fund trying to diversify its help has donated assorted materials to the Brikama Health Centre at a ceremony held at the hospital recently.

Ebou Bah, the Gambian coordinator of the UK based DA Schooling Fund said he had visited the Health Centre and found out what their pressing needs were. "I asked the nurses to list down the needs of the hospital so that we can intervene," he said.

"We were basically helping schools and we have about 135 students, seventy five of whom are girls. Last year my boss called me from UK suggesting that we diversify our help and not to limit it to only education but to the health sector as well. Today we have brought drugs, a 14 SA coloured television and ten bed sheets for the hospital. Some of those things not found in the Gambia, my boss promised to send them. We are ready to help the Brikama community. We have bed nets on the way and we hope to sensitise the community on malaria," he said.

Nurse Jeneba Fatty SRN, Unit Head in charge of the wards said, "We are grateful for all these materials which is going to help the sick in a diverse way. The drug is good and it will help the Ministry. Patients would not only say we only give them nursing care but medication as well," she said. Abdoul Jatta another nurse added his voice in a similar vain.

Lamin Sanyang, the Catarrh Surgeon recounted how Ebou Bah had come to his department asking as to where his group could intervene. "I told him about the catarrh patients who are not operated due to money. He then promised and he fulfilled by calling back unlike others," he said. Sanyang urged Ebou Bah to come later and see the three patients they have sponsored. Gidom Bah, the officer incharge of the Outpatient spoke on behalf of Alieu Sonko, officer incharge of OIC. He says, "There is no quality medication without medicine and change of sight means change of life."