12 December 2012

Gambia: Taiwan Hospital Gives Healthcare Information System Equipment to RVTH

Taoyuan General Hospital of the Beitou District in the Taiwanese capital Taipei, Tuesday donated healthcare information system equipment to the Royal Victoria Teaching Hospital (RVTH). The presentation ceremony was held at the RVTH in Banjul.

The equipment includes 16 computers of clinical system, one server for the whole system and three sets of fingerprint identification system. The materials will function as healthcare information system and diabetes care.

Dr Hsu Yuan-Nian, the superintendent at the Department of Health at Taoyuan General Hospital, said health promotion and development is one of the bilateral cooperations between The Gambia and Taiwan. He also described health as an important aspect in the development process of a country. He expressed hope that the donated materials will be maximally utilised.

Dr Adama Demba, the director of Health Services, said the donation is vital for the health sector, adding that the Health Ministry has received several support from Taiwanese institutions. She noted that the materials would go a long way in keeping detailed information of the hospital, while thanking Taoyuan General Hospital for the gesture.

Samuel Chen, the Taiwanese ambassador to The Gambia, averred that the donation of the materials to RVTH is an important milestone in the development of The Gambia's health sector.

Professor Ousman Nyan, the chief medical director at the RVTH, stated that the relationship between The Gambia and Taiwan has been growing with the two sides mutually benefiting from each other. He remarked that the availability of health ICT equipment has been a major challenge to RVTH. He added that the donated equipment would boost the hospital's health information system management.

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