By Amadou Jadama
The amir of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at in The Gambia, Baba Trawally, has said that one of the objectives and activities of the community is to provide services to humanity.
He made this remark on Saturday while presiding over the inauguration of a newly built pharmacy and injection room at the decades-old Ahmadiyya Hospital in Tallinding.
The ceremony also witnessed the donation of a new ambulance and an ultrasound machine to the hospital by Humanity First organisation from Germany.
The amir recounted to the gathering that some of the services provided by the jama’at include building of schools, hospitals, training centres and rendering assistance to the needy.
“It was through these services that Nusrat Jehan was created which led to the opening of this hospital to provide quality health delivery to the Gambian population and others”, he said.
The amir thanked Khalif Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad for his support and prayers for the hospital.
Dr Hafiz Muhammad Asif, chief pharmacist at the hospital, said his institution prides itself on providing health care for all regardless of status or background.
He said the new addition of a pharmacy and injection room is to give access to patients to purchase their drugs in a much conducive and efficient manner.
Dr Asif also revealed that the ambulance donated by Humanity First is a modern one, equipped with needed facilities and patients can be treated onboard while heading to a referral hospital.
He said the ultrasound machine too is modern, advanced and digital which can help detect illnesses due for operations like soft tissue and abdominal operations.