Trust Bank Contributes Essential Medical Supplies to Farafenni General Hospital’s Maternity Ward
By Fatou Sillah
In a significant philanthropic gesture, Trust Bank’s management has donated medical supplies and consumables valued at two hundred and fifty thousand Dalasi to the maternity ward of Farafenni General Hospital. This altruistic act is part of the bank’s commitment to corporate social responsibility within healthcare facilities nationwide.
At a ceremony held on the hospital premises, Njilan Senghore, the Managing Director of Trust Bank, expressed appreciation for the pivotal role played by the maternity ward in offering crucial care to women in labor. Senghore highlighted Trust Bank’s ongoing support for the maternity ward, emphasizing the positive impact it has had on patient lives.
“Since adopting the maternity ward, Trust Bank has extended numerous forms of support that have impacted positively on the lives of the patients. Today, we all take pride in the fact that many mothers with complicated pregnancies will safely deliver their babies and that many medical emergencies will now be managed here at Farafenni Hospital. People will no longer need to travel all the way to Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital (EFSTH) to get quality health services,” she said.
Senghore further noted that Trust Bank has been actively contributing to the maternity unit for the past two years. She framed this as a continuation of a longstanding commitment initiated over two decades ago, aligning with the strategic goal of supplementing government efforts to prevent maternal and neonatal deaths and ensure accessible, quality healthcare in the North Bank Region.
“It is a continuation of a journey that started over two decades ago with the strategic objective of complementing governments’ efforts to ensure that no mother should die while giving birth, that no child should die at birth from preventable causes, and that quality health services will be accessible to the community of North Bank Region.
“Since then, records have shown that we have achieved a lot together as Gambians, albeit with all the challenges along the way, and I am optimistic that soon we shall achieve our ultimate objective by delivering expert and advanced medical care that is tailored to each individual patient’s needs,” She said.
The CEO of Farafenni General Hospital, Kebba Manneh, expressed gratitude for Trust Bank’s donation, stating that it would save numerous lives and contribute to reducing maternal mortality rates in the hospital.