Sep 2, 2013, 12:53 PM
The donated items included hand sanitizers, ECG machine, and disinfectant dressings, among other medical essentials.
Speaking at the presentation ceremony held at the hospital premises, the president of the Rotary Club of Fajara, Ebrima Touray, expressed appreciation for the donated items and thanked the Royden Revolve Rotary of UK for the gesture.
The relationship between Royden Revolve Rotary of UK and Rotary Club of Fajara would continue to go from strength to strength, he said.
He added that this was not the first time the Royden Revolve Rotary Club was giving support to the people of The Gambia through the Rotary Club of Fajara.
Mr Touray stated further that the partnership between the two Rotary clubs would continue to benefit the Gambian people.
The president of the Royden Revolve Rotary Club in the UK,Patsy Dodd, also expressed happiness in giving more support to the people of The Gambia through the health sector.
She urged the hospital management to put together their priority list of items and send it to them for support, adding that they are Rotarians out to give back to the society and communities.
She said The Gambia is an adopted country for the Rotary Club of Royden and the Rotary Club of Fajara is a partner, adding that the donation is out to boost medical service delivery in the health sector of The Gambia.
She assured all that the Rotary Club of Royden in the UK would continue do its best to support the people of The Gambia.
Also speaking at the presentation ceremony was the deputy Chief Medical Director, Malang Ndong, who thanked the Rotary Club of Royden in the UK for donating the medical items to the hospital through the Rotary Club of Fajara.
The Rotary Club of Fajara is a household name in the hospital, he said.
“We are partners in development, and the Rotary Club of Royden has been very supportive of the hospital and the Gambian people,” he added.
On behalf of the management and staff of the hospital, he assured the Rotary Club of Royden that the donated items would be put to good use.
The past president of the Rotary Club of Fajara, Minyan Jobe, attended the ceremony, and described the Rotary Club of Royden as a true friend of The Gambia.
He said they have been supporting other projects in The Gambia, such as the construction of wash facilities at the EFSTH.
On behalf of the Rotary Club of Fajara, he thanked the Rotary Club of Royden in the UK for the “magnificent gesture”, adding that the donated items will be of immense benefit to the people of The Gambia.
He further described the UK Rotarian club as one of “very good philanthropists” out to help the society and community.
“We are really appreciative, and would always acknowledge their effort towards supporting the development of the country,” he said, adding that helping the hospital is one of the areas of priority for rotary clubs.