Jun 11, 2009, 7:20 AM
The Royal Victoria Teaching Hospital has received a handsome donation from an international NGO operating in Jahally village in the Central River Region.
Project Aid The Gambia (PAG) Monday donated a secondhand surgical equipment and oxygen items worth four hundred thousand dalasis (D400.000) to the country’s main hospital.
Speaking at the presentation ceremony held at the Royal Victoria Teaching Hospital (RVTH) in Banjul, the project manager of PAG, Bakary Kinteh, said the organisation was delighted at being able to donate medical items to the RVTH.
He said his organisation would continue to support the hospital in the years to come.
In receiving the donated items, RVTH’s Chief Medical Director Dr Mamadi Cham and Public Relations Officer Baboucarr Ngum applauded the donors for the “timely” donation.
They said the items would greatly aid work at the theatre room of the hospital, adding that they were optimistic relationship between the RVTH and Project Aid The Gambia “will move from strengthen to strengthen for the benefit of the two parties”.
Project Aid The Gambia has been operating in the country since 1991. It runs a health centre in Jahally with approximately 20,000 patients visiting the health facility each year.
The organisation also runs a kindergarten, which enrols 240 kids and has a garden which engages 400 women.