Tackling COVID-19: Kairaba Pharmacy donate drugs to Gambia

EYEAFRICA TV: Banjul, The Gambia: Gambia’s National Pharmaceutical Service and the National Public Health Laboratory Wednesday received huge donation of medical drugs supply by Kairaba pharmaceuticals company.

The medical company that has been in The Gambia for the past 28 years, believes that drugs are one of the most important materials in hospitals. The company officials say they provided the medication to enable the country to fight COVID-19, hence its symptoms include headache.  The donated medication includes painkillers, multi victims, and antibiotics.

The donated medication was handed over to the government through the ministry of health and social welfare at the Central Medical Stores in Kotu.

Director general of pharmaceutical services, Babanding Sabally, emphasized the importance of the donated medication, especially in this time when the world is grappled by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Managing director of Kairaba pharmacy company, Anis Chouman believes that he is also part of The Gambians where they are all trying to find solutions to the pandemic.

Mr Chouman also encouraged all businesses to come forward and help in any way they can, saying that they all have a role to play in the country.

Gibriel Jarju, director of planning and information at the ministry of health, also called on the private sector to help in any means, saying they are not supporting the government nor the president, but The Gambian people.

According to him, health facilities are well recognized by the quality of drugs they have and their constant availability.

Mr Jarju also thanked the management of Kairaba Pharmacy for their support to the Gambian people.

Written by Isatou Tamba

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