Jun 1, 2011, 2:43 PM
A seven-member medical team from
The team including three medical doctors and four nurses arrived in the country last week. They have since begun their humanitarian service at
Officially welcoming the team at the
“The medical team came from a well respected hospital in
Shih described The Gambia as one of the best friends of
“This is also a commitment of my embassy and country to work together with the government and people of the
He expressed hope that the medical team will come again to The Gambia next year.
The permanent secretary ministry of Health and Social Welfare, Sanna Dahaba, acknowledged the support the team is rending to Gambians at no cost.
“Your contribution to our health sector is great,” he said, and described
According to the PS, health is a priority to President Yahya Jammeh and should, therefore, be a priority to all.
He revealed that, as at yesterday morning, some one thousand two hundred and sixty patients were treated by the visiting Taiwanese medical team, and that more people were still coming to seek for their service.
The chief executive officer of
He recalled that, last year, the same team provided treatment to hundreds of patients in The Gambia.
Wei-Tao Chen, the leader of the medical team, expressed happiness to be in the country once more.
“We are glad to be here to offer free medical services to Gambian people. It is also an opportunity for us to learn your culture and religion,” he said.