Feb 27, 2012, 12:32 PM
Jammeh, a Gambian based in Spain, on Monday donated a new ambulance, 100
mattresses and beds to No-Kunda village in Badibou, North Bank Region.
The items were handed over to the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare for onward presentation to the village.
Speaking at the handing over ceremony, the director of Health Promotion and Education Directorate of the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, Modou Njie, commended the donor “the worthwhile support”.
Margret Gomez, director of Nursing and Midwifery Services, said Mr Jammeh, the donor, has been rendering support to the Ministry of Health over the years, thanking him for his continued support.
She assured that the donated materials would be used to the intended purposes.
Saikou Jammeh, the donor, said he has been engaged in “this type of humanitarian gesture” for a while now, adding that the aim is to help the people of the Gambia in the area of healthcare service delivery.
He commended the Gambian ambassador to Spain for he was “very supportive” towards the transportation of the donated items.
Mr Jammeh assured of his continuous support for the benefit of the Gambian people.
Receiving the items on the behalf of the government, deputy permanent secretary (technical) of the Ministry of Health, Janko Jimbara, applauded the donor for “this goodwill gesture”.
He noted that such helps are part of efforts to increase access to healthcare services to the people of the Gambia.
“Increasing access to healthcare is not an easy task; it calls for collective responsibility of all and sundry to support the Ministry of Health,” Mr Jimbara said.
In a related development, Project Aid The Gambia has also donated some items to the Ministry of Health.