The Standard Chartered Bank (SCB) has recently handed over a newly refurbished neonatal ward to the Royal Victoria Teaching Hospital (RVTH), in a ceremony held at RVTH children's ward.
Speaking at the handing over ceremony, Fatim Badjie, the minister of Health and Social Welfare, commended SCB for their humanitarian gesture and intervention in the health sector. This she said will complement government's efforts in enhancing effective health service delivery. Health, the minister pointed out, is everybody's concern; hence everybody needs a healthy family.
She then thanked the Gambian leader for puting health among his top priorities and urged the staff of RVTH to make best use of the ward.
Speaking earlier, the chief executive officer of SCB, Humphrey Mukwereza, stated that over the years the Bank has demonstrated commitment and dedication to the progress of RVTH, 'through health initiatives which have constantly ensured effective health care delivery'.
The CEO asserted that the newly refurbished neonatal ward is meant for patients to receive effective health care, noting that this is to demonstrate their commitment to the communities where they do business.
As a bank, Mukwereza pointed out, they want to be recognised for being a 'force-for-good' for the progress of The Gambia and its people.