By Neneh Galleh Barry
Wheels4Africa Based in Netherlands yesterday donated an Ambulance to the Dankunku Health Centre in Central River Region.
The Ambulance is meant to ease the burden of transporting patient from Dankunku Health Centre which is 100km away from the main referral hospital Bansang hospital.
Speaking at the presentation ceremony held at Happy Corner Restaurant in New Yundum the chairman of the Health committee of Dankunku Maribantang Development Association Mr. Gibriel Fatty thanked the members of the health committee for their dedication and volunteerism in ensuring the secure of the Ambulance from a Dutch philanthropist called Mr. Jack VAN.
Fatty welcome the development saying the services of the Ambulance is key in term of the preventing mobility at Dankunku.
He said as we all know Dankunku is 100Km away from our main referral centre that is Bansang hospital and we are 10KM from the high away. Therefore getting this ambulance for the said communities is a welcome move.
He said Dankunku district comprises of sixty villages, and all these shall be benefiting from the health centre.
He describe the challenges as enormous and the government cannot do it alone “we have to compliment the government’s effort” He remarked. He therefore described the provision of the Ambulance as a worthy course. .
Lamin Nyabally former minister of Presidential Affair in the former regime and also a native of Dankunku thanked Jack VAN and partner for the support and assure them that this Ambulance will be used for its intended purpose.
He said the handing over of an Ambulance from a Dutch philanthropist to DAMDA and the people of Dankunku and it catchment area is history in the calendar of the people of Dankunku .
He said the Dankunku health centre needed more than one Ambulance, therefore bringing an Ambulance to support our communities is a welcome development and appreciated by the said communities.
Sherifo Mboge the President of Dankunku Maribantang Development Association acknowledge the donation made by the Dutch Jack VAN support toward the welfare of communities of Dankunku.
Mboge described the presentation of Ambulance as very timely and necessary. He therefore assured the donor that the Ambulance will be fully taking care of and will be fully utilise.
Jack Van a Dutch national said it is part of his dream to support the people of the Gambia particularly the vulnerable people.
He was quick to raise concern over the upkeep of the Ambulance to better last for long.