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Wellingara Community Clinic boosted

Jan 28, 2021, 2:59 PM | Article By: Jarra Cham

Africa Oyster Trust, a UK-based charity through its director, Lady Kira Dalton recently handed over a re-conditioned ambulance to the Wellingara Community Clinic at a colourful ceremony held on Saturday.

The donated ambulance is designed to augment the mobility strength of the clinic especially when it comes to timely referrals, thereby ensuring quality health services in the community and its environs. 

Buba Dampha, Clinic administrator, said the UK based trust is a small charity dedicated to relief services in the former British colonies of Africa, which included The Gambia.

The clinic administrator hailed the donor for the timely intervention, further calling on the community to take ownership of the ambulance to serve it purpose.

For his part, Lady Kira Dalton, who has been supporting many NGO projects in The Gambia, expressed optimism that the donated ambulance would play a significant role in the community and beyond as far as quality health care delivery is concerned.

“With the generous support of the former chairperson, Ms. Dee, we are witnessing the handing over of this reconditioned ambulance to the people of Wellingara and its cluster villages.”

Receiving the items, Dembo Njie, officer-in-charge of the Medical Team at the Clinic, said the clinic offers a range of services such as, outpatient, laboratory service (BF, HB, urine analysis, testing blood sugar and HCG) labour service, patient observation and family planning etc.

The clinic, he added, continues to play and make a significant impact on the country’s health care system.

“Today the clinic will be offering ambulance service and referral for the people of community and beyond.”

Meanwhile, the clinic has already secured a deflector and ultra sound machine.

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