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Muslim Aid Donates Medical Items

Oct 6, 2009, 5:49 AM | Article By: Sainey MK Marenah

In their bid to further strengthen the Gambia Health Delivery System, Muslims Aid the Gambia, a charitable organisation working in The Gambia yesterday donated medical items and drugs to the management of Royal Victoria Teaching Hospital at a presentation ceremony held at the hospial's board room in Banjul.

The donated medical items and drugs include Nisoldipine, Tenofibrate, Paroxcefine, and assorted surgical items among others.

Speaking at the presentation, the Chief Medical Director of RVTH, Professor Patrick Ardy spoke at length about the need to invest in the health care delivery system of The Gambia, noting that the hospital needs these donated medical drugs and items.

CMD Ardy revealed that the donated items will go a long way in helping the hospital to cope some of it challenge, stressing that as a religious organisation they saw the needs to help the hospital which is the main hospital in the country.

He affirmed that Muslim Aid has be rendering support to the health sector of The Gambia while commending them for their humanitarian gesture.

For his part, the Chief Pharmacist, Ensa Marenah, noted that this was the second time he is witnessing Muslim Aid rendering service and help to RVTH.

The chief pharmacist described the donation as timely, adding that the donated drugs are of high value and will be replacing their first consignment.

Mr. Marenah informed the gathering, that the medicine will be useful to the hospital and will reduce the burden on them.

Ahmed Tijan Wadda, the Chairman and Director of Muslim Aid-The Gambia noted that he is speaking on behalf of three organisations who are very generous in collecting and shipping the donated items.

He revealed that the last donation Muslim Aid made to the hospital include some medical items and drugs, which he said is geared towards boosting the health sector, adding that government alone can't do it all.

The Muslim Aid country Boss also told the gathering that they havebrought some medicine that can cure stroke and other related disease, which he said are urgently needed and will go a long ways in meeting the hospital's demand.

He assured the RVTH management of his organisation's continued support, adding that Muslims Aid and their British and US counterparts will not hesitate to assist whenever the need arise.