The Ahmadiyya Muslim Mission in Sierra Leone has formerly opened their hospital at 99 Hangha Road Kenema city to the general public. In his statement the Medical Director in charge of the hospital Dr. Javil Akram told his audience that the hospital will now address almost all the hospital needs of the people of Kenema city and beyond.
Dr. Javil Akram disclosed that he is a physician and general medical personnel and that his wife Dr. Tanzilan Javil who now works with him in the hospital is also a gynecologist that has a wealth of experience in dealing with all pregnancy and birth related cases in the hospital.
Dr. Akram further disclosed that pharmaceutical services, gynecological and other major medical services will now be undertaken in the hospital.
He says the remaining rooms in the hospital will soon be finished to add to the twenty beds already operational while he assured all that surgical operations will soon follow other services.
Dr. Akram is calling on all and sundry in the district and beyond to seek their medical needs at the Ahmadiyya hospital formally known as Nongowa clinic or the Banya hospital along Hangha road.
Delivering a statement, the former President of Sierra Leone Dr. Alhaji Ahmad Tejan Kabbah described the Ahmadiyya Mission as a development oriented Mission in the World and in Sierra Leone in particular that has put premium on health and education to enhance sustainable development in the country.
He said he admired Sierra Leoneans for their religious tolerance noting he has no doubt that the people of Kenema city and its environs will not only patronize the hospital but will also protect it as it belongs to them all for the overall development of the community without religious bias.
Making his statement the Director of the Musrat Jaham the body responsible for the Ahmadiyya hospitals and schools in the World Murana Mubarak Ahmad Jahil assured the people of Sierra Leone that his Mission will continue to serve humanity and demonstrate love for all without hate for anybody.
He revealed that the Ahmadiyya Mission built the first Muslim school in Rokupr in 1937 and set the record again with the first Muslim secondary school in Bo Southern Sierra Leone in 1960. Mubarak says since then many schools and hospitals have been built in the country there by letting Sierra Leone have forty two (42) Ahmadiyya secondary schools out of the sixty (60) that Ahmadiyya has built across Africa.
The Director assured the people of Sierra Leone of the Missions continuous progress in education and health. Mubarak encouraged all to pray for the progress of the hospital to fulfill its intended purposes.
Dr. Sama Banya who now leaves his hospital to be used by the Ahmadiyya Mission says he has no doubt that the Mission will do better for Kenema city and the region than he did as an individual.
He recalls the glorious days of Nongowa clinic other wise popularly known as Banya hospital when beds were not enough to accommodate patients and hopes the new management will not only provide additional accommodation but will also offer advance services and opportunities to all in the region and the country.
The Hon. Resident Minister East William Juana Smith in his statement thanked and applauded the venture of the Ahmadiyya Mission remarking that the Ahmadiyya mission has done it years ago and has the potential to do more in the field of education, medical and other social services for the citizens of this nation.
He encouraged the people of Kenema city to make the best use of the hospital without political or religious sentiment saying that it belongs to them and they need to protect it at all time.
The District Medical Officer (DMO) Kenema Dr. Yankuba Madina Bah thanked and appreciated the gesture. He commended the Ahmadiyya Mission for not only providing a complimenting facility to the government hospital in the city but also for following all the procedures involved in establishing a health institution in this country.
Cutting of the tape at the various hospital facilities by various dignitaries present formed the high point of the ceremony