Gambia: Old Jeshwang Community Receives Free Medical Services

The Gambia Association of Resident Doctors (GARD), an organisation established three years ago,and comprising doctors that are trained both nationally and internationally, on Saturday offered free medical services to the community of old Jeshwang at the Jeshwang Clinic.

Speaking at the event, Bala Gaba Jahumpa, the minister of Health and Social Welfare expressed delight at the move by GARD and commended them for their good intentions. He spoke at length on the importance of the free medical services and urged other organisations to emulate the doctors' association.

For his part, Dr Masirending Njie, the public relations officer (PRO) of GARD, revealed that their organisation aims at collaborating with government and hospital authorities on ways of improving health services in the country. "In an attempt to fulfill the above objective, we intend to give free medical services to people at different places in the country," he stated.

He revealed that in their community outreach programmeintends to give health education to the larger population. Dr Njie finally expressed their resolve to forge partnership with the public sector and NGO's for the smooth running of this programme.

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