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Taiwanese medical team to offer free medical care

Jul 9, 2010, 1:43 PM | Article By: Nfamara Jawneh

Mackay Memorial Hospital (MMH) in Taiwan is scheduled to dispatch a team of seven medical and nursing personnel to The Gambia from 8th to 22nd July 2010. The MMH medical team is expected to deliver services at the RVTH and Serrekunda Hospital, and elsewhere in the country.

According to a press release issued by the Embassy of the Republic of China (Taiwan) in Banjul, during its stay in The Gambia, the MMH medical team will also pay courtesy calls on the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, Medical Research Council (MRC), Royal Victoria Teaching Hospital (RVTH) and Bansang Hospital.

Inspired by the core value of "Burn out oneself than rush out," MMH's overseas mobile clinics have delivered medical goods and services to 9,000 patients in Asia Pacific and Caribbean countries, from October 2006 to May 2010.

The visit of the MMH medical team, and that of the Taiwan Medical Peace Corps earlier were co-organised by The Gambia government and the government of the Republic of China on Taiwan.

The release concluded that this is yet another clear demonstration of the commitment the two governments attach to the health care of the Gambian people.