Aug 20, 2008, 3:20 AM
The 27 doctors, 11 male and 16 female, were the 9th cohort inducted into the medical system.The induction ceremony was held at the Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital in Banjul.
Speaking on the occasion, Health Minister Dr Omar Sey said The Gambia government through the Ministry of Health together with the School of Medicine of the University of The Gambia has trained a total of 163 medical practitioners.
Professor Mustapha I.A. Khalil, the acting vice chancellor of the UTG, said the induction of the newly qualified doctors is another milestone in The Gambia healthcare system.
He called on the young doctors to always act with discipline and respect their professional commitments.
“As a medical practitioner, you should always maintain dignity and respect for the profession and abide by the ethics of the medical profession,” he said.
Ya Fatou BM Jobe, one of the new doctors, said they shall endeavour to diligently serve the instruction of their seniors and colleagues, respect and preserve the dignity of their patients while rendering the required care and support.
She said they are also determined to honour and uphold the mutual harmony, peaceful coexistence and cooperation that prevail within the entire medical fraternity.
“We will endeavour our utmost to embody the pride of our families and great nation in a stride to make this world a better and healthier place to live,” the new doctor said.