Dec 10, 2013, 9:17 AM
Rotary Club of Royden Revolve in UK in partnership with the Rotary Club of
Fajara Thursday donated some medical equipment to the Edward Francis Small
Teaching Hospital (EFSTH) neonatal ward.
The donation was made upon the request made by the Operation Save the Children Foundation through EFSTH.
The donated items included one neonatal incubator, oxygen tubes masks, resuscitation box and other resuscitation equipment, ward curtains for maternity ward, towels, doctors and nurse uniforms, as well as incubator machine.
Speaking at the presentation ceremony held at the hospital grounds, Minyan Jobe, Vice President of the Rotary Club of Fajara, expressed delight in presenting the items to the management of the Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital meant for the neonatal ward of Operation Save the Children Foundation.
He said the items were donated by the Rotary Club of Royden Revolve in UK and partners in England meant for the ward of the EFSTH in Banjul.
Mr Jobe said the Rotary Club of Fajara and Rotary Club of Royden Revolve in UK are partners of the EFSTH for years.
“We work hand in hand to help support the hospital by bringing items requested by the hospital themselves through Operation Save the Children Foundation or items that are really needed by the hospital.”
Mr Jobe assured the hospital management that the Rotary Club of Fajara would continue to support them, adding that they are here to complement the efforts of the government.
“As Rotarian, it is our duty to serve our community; it our duty to help our local hospital, in order to satisfy the focus areas of the Rotary Club.”
He expressed happiness and pride to be able to achieve the request of the hospital by donating them the needed items.
He thanked the Rotary Club of Royden Revolve of UK and by extension the Rotary Club of Fajara that contributed immensely in helping to facilitate the arrival of the items to the hospital.
The Chief Executive Officer of EFSTH, Professor M.A. Khalili, conveyed their gratitude and appreciation to the Rotary Club of Royden Revolve through their counterpart in The Gambia, the Rotary Club of Fajara, for donating the items.
He described the items as very timely, adding that this was not the first time that the Rotary Club of Fajara and its partners had been supporting the hospital.
He said the donation has now become an annual activity, as every year they do donate a lot of items to the hospital.
“We are very grateful and thankful for your commitment. We assure or promise you that these items will be used judiciously for the advancement of the healthcare delivery in the country.”
The EFSTH PRO, Modou Lamin Jammeh, said since the collaboration started with these two Rotary clubs, they had been receiving items from them.
They asked for the list of the items needed, and the list was given to them, he said, adding that the Rotary Club of Royden Revolve through the Rotary Club of Fajara had provided the requested items.
He said the items were appreciated by the hospital, and thanked them for the gesture.