By Ousainou J Sawaneh (PrinCE OjeE)
As part of the Health Component of the European Union funded project and to enhance the quality health services in Banjul, the City Link Ostend- Banjul under the Banjul City Council on Friday 3rd September, 2021 donated medical items to the Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital worth over Eight Hundred Thousand Dalasi (D800, 000). The event was held at the EFSTH premises in Banjul.
The gesture is meant to help the hospital for the production of hand sanitizer.
Speaking at the event, the Project Coordinator of City Link Ostend-Banjul, Mam Lie Jassey reiterated that the gesture is mend to help the hospital to produce it’s own hand sanitizer in other to stop the spread of the coronavirus disease.
He said that they are glad to achieve the initiative through a very cordial relationship.
Acting Human Resources Manager, Peter Correa said this is the first of it’s kind adding that the most important thing is the prevention of the coronavirus disease “how do we prevent the disease from spreading from one person to another, we have achieved it now” he said
He added by looking at the volume of the number of staff and patients in the hospital there is always a high demand of hand sanitizer adding that the donated items to reduce those challenges and will go long way to complement the efforts of the hospital.
Chief Executive Officer of the Banjul City Council, Mustapha Bachilly said they are very proud to associate and be part of those who help the hospital with a means of developing their own sanitation kits.
The Matron at the Hospital, Aji Fatou Camara Jammeh thank the City Link Ostend- Banjul for the gesture “this is timely and we hope to see more of this kind gesture ” she said.