Jan 6, 2010, 8:25 PM
Dr Mamady Cham was speaking recently at the handing ceremony of materials, detergents and equipment for refurbishment of the maternity ward worth more than D200, 000.
He noted that a consistent 13 years of partnership with the bank was based on mutual trust and accountability for donated materials to enhance health care service delivery.
Dr Cham thanked the government for the foresight of establishing the first hospital in rural Gambia to improve the health status of the people, noting that the hospital contributes to attainment of the MDG 4 and 5, improve child mortality and reduce maternal death.
He disclosed that the hospital instituted quarterly maternal death audits to map out a strategy for overcoming maternal deaths and improve the health of mothers.
He thanked the council of elders in Farafenni and people of NBR for their support and cooperation.
The hospital management recognised the numerous support provided by the army infantry barracks in Farafenni, citing the voluntary donation of blood, clearing of grass and collection and delivery of firewood to the hospital over the years.
He said the bank increased its yearly allocation from D100, 000 to D205, 850 to improve maternal health and effective service delivery, and to give a facelift of the maternity ward.
He disclosed that the hospital spent D115, 000 per months to ensure all emergency services are provided on time, adding that there is 24/7 a doctor and nurse on duty.
Presenting the materials on behalf of Trust Bank, Dodou Nyang, Senior Marketing Manager, expressed satisfaction with the hospital management under the leadership of CEO Dr. Cham in improving health service delivery.
He said the 13 years of partnership is special for the bank, noting that the hospital contributes immensely in attaining for the country the MDGs 4 and 5 relating to improving child mortality and reducing maternal death.
He gave assurance of the bank’s commitment in complementing the government’s efforts in the health sector, to enhance effective health care delivery and contribute to the attainment of quality national health care service.
He used the opportunity to introduce the first provincial bank manageress to the gathering.
Commenting on financial management, he expressed satisfaction with the sound financial management of the hospital, and commended Dr. Cham for the sound leadership style.
Batch Cham, Hospital Administrator, delivered the vote of thanks and acknowledged the cordial relationship between the two institutions.