Jan 24, 2011, 12:08 PM
According to officials of the hospital, the Pipeline Mosque Foundation had been donating to the hospital since last year, adding that the donated items included bed sheets to the hospital mortuary.
In receiving the cheque, Baba Njie, CEO of Serrekunda Hospital, thanked Pipeline Mosque Foundation for the gesture, saying the move was a demonstration of love and concern for the community.
CEO Baba Njie added that the hospital is a public facility serving all and sundry.
According to him, one of the hospital services is the mortuary which at the moment has four compartments that could keep dead bodies.
The CEO therefore called on the Pipeline mosque to continue the partnership and thanked the foundation for the invaluable support they are rendering to the hospital.
He also assured the foundation that the items would go a long way in helping the mortuary.
Abou Dandeh Njie, Chairman of Pipeline Mosque Foundation, said as Muslim leaders, they should help and always do what the Almighty Allah has asked Muslims to do.
“We realised that this hospital is growing and is one of the big hospitals in the heart of Serrekunda. We also realised that this hospital is just behind the Pipeline mosque and we realised that we should give a helping hand to the hospital,” he said.
He thanked their sponsors because according to him all they are giving out was from their sponsors, adding that they are not stopping at the Serrekunda Hospital; they are also expanding to EFSTH, Tankatanka, Brikama Health Centre and other areas.
The mortuary is one of the important units or sections at the hospital, he said, while thanking the Gambian society, as well as Mam Sait Njie and all the foundation members for their diligent efforts, cooperation and support.