#National News

Paradise Foundation donates medical equipment worth D1.2M to government

Apr 30, 2020, 2:04 PM | Article By: Arfang M.S. Camara

As part of their contribution to the fight against covid-19 pandemic in the country, Paradise Foundation on Monday donated medical equipment worth 1.2 million dalasis to the government of The Gambia through the ministries of Women Affairs and Health.

The medical consignment consists of respiratory masks, oxygen cylinders, mobility equipment, manual and electronic wheel chairs, cervical collars, oxygen tanks, nebulizer machine, infusion pumps and Paediatric nutrition, amongst others.

Paradise Foundation is a Gambian philanthropic organisation that seeks to empower communities to improve their health, education and livelihood. It also intends to support government efforts in servicing its communities.

Receiving the equipment on behalf of the government, Fatou Kinteh, minister of Women Affairs, children and Social Welfare said the donation would go towards meeting the needs of the elderly, physically challenged and the bedridden.

“These materials will put smiles on the faces of a large number of elderly people, physically disabled persons due to sickness and bedridden people. These equipment will go a long way in meeting the demands of Gambian citizens in the hospitals and those at home who cannot move around freely.”

Minister Kinteh said Paradise Foundation is complementing government’s efforts but said the government will require the support of organisations like Paradise Foundation and Paradise Suites Hotel as it cannot do everything alone.

She thanked Paradise Foundation and the management of Paradise Suites Hotel for taken up the bold initiative to boost the government in its efforts to provide quality health services to Gambian people.

She added that the consignment of the medical equipment was originally meant to be distributed to the Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital but they decided to join the fight against the global pandemic to complement government’s efforts.

Read Other Articles In National News
350 Plastic Buckets
IOM donates 350 plastic buckets to MoBSE
Nov 30, 2020, 10:46 AM

International Organization for Migration (IOM) The Gambia Office donated 350 new plastic buckets worth D303,176 to the Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education (MoBSE) at a ceremony held at the Ministry’s premises in Banjul.

Nyambai ward
Nyambai Ward councilor donates food aid to 200 households
May 20, 2020, 1:35 PM

With support from DIRECT AID charitable organisation, The Councilor of Brikama Nyambai Ward last Wednesday distributed food items to 200 household within the ward, at a ceremony held at Brikama Football Field.

Nurses Bantaba donates to EFSTH
Nurses Bantaba supports EFSTH with medical items worth over D135k
Aug 10, 2020, 1:06 PM

The Gambia Nurses Bantaba Charitable Foundation last Friday donated medical items worth one hundred and thirty-six thousand dalasis (D136,000) to Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital (EFSTH).

Foundation presents 18 cartons of multi-vitamins to Banjulinding H/C
Jan 5, 2021, 2:38 PM

Foundation for Rural Education, Wildlife and Environment, a charity organisation that has been operating in The Gambia since 2004, last Thursday donated 18 cartons of 1,800 bottles of vitamin A  and multi vitamins to Banjulinding Health Centre in Kombo North.