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New Jeshwang health centre receives boost

Sep 29, 2020, 12:10 PM | Article By: Fatou Bojang

Ebo Town Community Development Association, a newly formed association in Ebo Town on Saturday donated two cartons of uniforms for use by nurses at New Jeshwang Health Center.

The objective of the newly formed association is to complement government’s efforts by assisting crucial sectors such as health and community development, among others.

Bai Ndongo Drammeh, spokesperson of the association said that was not the first assistance that they have rendered to the community, reminding that they have distributed more than one hundred bags of rice in their community as a way of ameliorating the living condition of households amid Covid-19 pandemic.

He said their benefactors, Abba Hydara and Mustapha Cham are UK-based Gambians and that the association was founded to give back to the community.

“However, we saw the need to extend the support to their neighboring communities”.

Mr Drammeh indicated that they are working with the Ministry to make sure that the health center at Ebo Town is operational.

“We have eight cartons of uniforms in total and each of the cartons contains sixty pieces. Two cartons will be taken to Essau hospital, while the two cartons are for Ebo Town and the other two for Bwiam hospital. Also, walking sticks and crutches were provided for Ebo Town”, he added.

At the moment, the health facility has no BP machines, therefore, Mr Drammeh assured that they will provide three BP machines as requested by the nurses at the health facility.

Habib M.L. Ceesay, Councilor of New Jeshwang Ebo Town ward challenged Gambians abroad to give back to their communities by emulating the gesture of the local Ebo Town-based association.

“We can do more things if we come together to form such associations” he said

He further said that the Ebo Town and New Jeshwang health centers are not up to standard and that the donated uniforms would help to identify the health workers at the health facilities.

The association, he added, would continue to work with the Ward Development Committee to see how best they can decentralize to the various sub-wards.

Sukai Jallow, nurse-in-charge at New Jeshwang heath center described the gesture as worthy and timely.

She underscored the importance of uniforms especially as health caregivers, further expressing optimism that the association will continue in providing useful medical items to the health center.

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