Victims’ Medical Board to Extend Services to Others

Thursday, January 3rd, 2019
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EYEAFRICA TV: Banjul, THE GAMBIA: The medical board set up by the Ministry of Health to assist victims needing urgent medical attention has expressed their willingness to continue seeing victims outside of the initial two groups from April 10/11, 2000 and April/May 2016.

This came upon  request by the TRRC during a courtesy call on the medical board by TRRC  Chair Dr. Lamin Sise accompanied by Executive Secretary Dr. Baba Galleh Jallow on Wednesday

According to a Media dispatch by Executive Secretary Dr. Baba Galleh Jallow,  It was agreed that the TRRC will seek logistical support for the board with a view to making it a viable long-term support system for victims needing medical attention.

The dispatch added that since the board was formed, the TRRC has received complaints and requests for medical support from victims outside these two groups. The TRRC will continue working closely with the board to facilitate access to medical support for victims who might need it after the commission’s mandate expires in two years

The courtesy call offered an opportunity for the TRRC to express our profound gratitude to Board Chair Dr. Charles Roberts and other board members for their selfless and invaluable support to victims needing urgent medical attention.

The meeting also offered an opportunity for the board to give an update on the status of their work with victims and how far they have in preparing their reports and recommendations to the commission regarding what kinds of treatment victims need and where they could get such treatment.

The TRRC was informed that one of the reports was almost finished and should be submitted in the near future. Meanwhile, the board is continuing to work with some of the victims.

The Medical board was set up in response to a request submitted by the TRRC to the Ministry of Health in November 2018.

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