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RVTH receives D100, 000 worth of donation

Feb 24, 2012, 1:03 PM | Article By: Isatou Senghore

The Seventh Day Adventist Mission and their friends from Sweden recently donated Surgical Equipment to the Royal Victoria Teaching Hospital (RVTH) in Banjul.

Speaking at the presentation ceremony held at the hospital grounds, Mark Daniel Maricic said: “This is the second time we are donating such items to the hospital.

“The reason why we are doing this is to help the needy in the country as Jesus Christ used to help both physically and spiritually so we follow his footsteps.”

Maricic disclosed that the equipment donated included forceps, surgical knives and Incubation masks and other items valued at 4,000 euros, equivalent to D100, 000.

Maricic also advised RVTH staff to handle the equipment with care, give them out freely and use them wisely for the benefit of especially the needy, as they also got them free.

For his part, Pastor Karamba Jassey of the Seventh Day Adventist Mission said he is a frequent visitor to the hospital.

He said he has been seeing people going and buying medicines at pharmacies at exorbitant prices, which prompted him and his friends to give out the surgical equipment and medicines for the second time.

Pastor Jassey said as a church they look into the spiritual and physical wellbeing of the people.

He also promised that they would continue to support the hospital.

The PRO of RVTH, Baboucarr Ngum, said he was very delighted and moved by the donation of such medical equipment to the hospital, while thanking the donors for their noble and Godly intervention.

He also promised that the equipment will be put into good use.