Official From Bansang General Hospital
By Ramatoulie Jawo
The Bansang General Hospital Board and Management presented their financial statement and activity report for the year 2020 to the National Assembly Standing Committee on Finance and Public Accounts Committee (FPAC) on Monday. The Principal Accountant of the hospital, Isatou Ndimbalan, revealed that the hospital had a total revenue of D59,367,758.17 for the year.
She also reported that the total expenditure was D58,468,071.85, resulting in a surplus of D907,686.32. The hospital had a negative balance of D420,805.99 at the beginning of the year but ended the year with a positive balance of D486,880.33.
“The total payments amounted to D58,468,071.85, surplus totaled D907,686.32, Balance as at 1st of January 2020, was negative D420,805.99 and the closing cash book balance stood at D486,880.33,” she disclosed to the committee.
The Chief Executive Director of Bansang Hospital, Dr. Masirending Njie, shared the hospital’s activity report for the year. He said that the hospital recorded 295 road accident cases, involving 571 victims. Out of these, 14 died, 47 were treated as outpatients, 26 were admitted, and 7 were referred to Banjul.
“Out of the 571 road accident victims 14 deaths were registered, 47 were managed on the patient basis, 26 were admitted and 7 were referred to Banjul,” he told the committee.
He also said that the hospital admitted 7,978 patients in 2020, of which 30.4% were children. Pregnant women made up 18.4% of the admissions, while the rest were adults with various conditions.
The National Audit Office representative, Serign Mass Jallow, said that they had audited the financial statements of the hospital, which included the receipts payments and other information. He said that they were satisfied that the statements were fair and accurate, and that they complied with the international sector public accounting standards and the public sector finance act.
“In our opinion, the statement of cash receipts and payments present fairly represent all the material respect to the transactions of the Hospital Board for the year ended 31st December 2020 in accordance with the international sector public accounting standards and with comply the public sector finance act”, he said.
The FPAC committee decided to postpone the scrutiny, consideration, and adoption of the board and management’s presentation to a later date.