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Turkish Embassy donates medical equipment to health ministry

Nov 26, 2014, 10:08 AM | Article By: Isatou Senghore-Njie

The Turkish Embassy in Banjul yesterday donated medical equipment worth $50,000 to the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, at a presentation ceremony held at the ministry in Banjul.

The equipment included 13 hospital beds, 5 shelves, 10 plastic waste baskets, 05 oxygen concentrators, 2 infant incubators, 1 solo ventilator and 1 surveillance monitor.

Speaking at the ceremony, Ergin Soner, Turkish Ambassador to The Gambia, said this was another delivery from the brotherhood of Turkish.

According to him, they would continue to support Gambian brothers and sisters to the fight against Ebola, as The Gambia has remained an Ebola-free country in the region, which is a big success.

Ambassador Soner, in his remarks, said they appreciated the efforts of the Gambia government and are pleased to present another set of medical equipment to Gambians.

He thanked the Turkish Cooperation Agency based in Dakar.

Anil Ertekin expressed happiness at the cooperation in the health sector, adding that they are pleased to help the Gambia government in the fight against Ebola.

Omar Sey, Minister of Health and Social Welfare, thanked the donors on behalf of President Jammeh for their support to human development.

He explained that The Gambia is free from Ebola and the nation is doing everything possible to maintain that momentum.

Minister Sey added that his ministry is dedicated to “Operation Save the Children” and pledged D1 million to the operation.