Apr 12, 2016, 11:27 AM
Trust Gambia Limited last Tuesday officially handed over the newly constructed road linking the main Serrekunda-Banjul Highway and the Edward Francis Small Hospital Sanatorium.
The new link road, inaugurated by the new Minister of Health and Social Welfare, Omar Sey, was constructed by Trust Bank at the tune of D2.7 million.
The move, which forms part of the bank’s corporate social responsibility and a demonstration of its unrivalled contribution to the health sector, will go a long way in people to easily access the Sanatorium without any difficulties.
Because of the immense satisfaction the bank derived in contributing to the health sector, Trust Bank Ltd developed an insatiable appetite to transform the Sanatorium into an enviable specialist hospital that provides comfort and convenience for patient and staff.
The bank was able to achieve this by building an additional ward, a laundry room and kitchen, replaced the ceiling of the main ward with modern fittings and lighting, provided the hospital with new beds and side cupboards, built a mortuary, a guardhouse and pavement and recently provided the facility with a battery bank that ensures an uninterrupted electricity supply.
Speaking at the inauguration ceremony, Omar Sey, minister of Health and Social Welfare and National Assembly Matters, said one of the strategic plans at the ministry of Health and Social Welfare is to have access to health facilities.
“We are aware of Trust Bank’s support towards complimenting government’s efforts in the areas of health and they have been good partners,’’ he said, adding that the bank has invested over D12m towards the transformation of the facilities at the Sanatorium.
Describing the bank as a true partner of the health sector, Health minister Sey said over the years, Trust Bank Gambia Limited has invested heavily in the health and other sectors all geared towards contributing its quota to nation building.
‘‘Trust Bank’s support is not only limited to the Sanatorium, but it has also supported wards at the hospital as well as supported the refurbishment of the Leman Street Clinic and the AFPRC General Hospital in Farafenni amongst other health facilities in the country,’’ he stated.
Health minister Sey called on others to emulate Trust Bank Gambia Limited.
Also speaking at the inauguration ceremony, Dodou Nyang, Senior Manager Marketing and Sales, explained the numerous investments of Trust Bank Gambia Limited to the health sector and the Sanatorium in particular.
According to Nyang, the bank normally works in four intervention areas with government namely: health, sports disaster relief and education.
Noting that they have been supporting the Sanatorium and other health facilities in the country since 2007, Dodou Nyang it is Trust Bank’s corporate social responsibility to give back its profit to the various sectors of government.
Fatou Nyabally, Principal Secretary at the Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital, who deputized the chief medical director of the hospital, described Trust Bank Gambia as true friends, partners and supporters of the Sanatorium.
She lauded the management of Trust Bank for the continued support.