Philanthropy being one of the pillars of its core foundation, the College Of Medicine and Allied Health Sciences (COMAS) Oriented Radical Emissary (CORE) has donated assortment of drugs and medical peripherals to the Ola During children’s clinic at Fourah Bay Road.
In his statement during the donation ceremony on Friday, Ibrahim Bob Swaray [senior member of the club] explained that one of the reasons for high child mortality rate was that parents most times did not have the economic power to purchase prescribed drugs for their babies on time.
He added that as a result children often die by the time they were able to purchase the drugs to administer to these kids.
“We have thought it fit to provide the little we have to save the lives of these children by donating,” he said.
Mr Swaray heightened that the drugs donated were those used for emergency cases such as “complicated malaria, respiratory infection, typhoid fever and diarrhea.”
Receiving the items on behalf of management and staff of the clinic, matron Ruby Williams said, “thank you”.
She explained that the hospital was being used as a ‘last station’ by parents when their kids got worst with medication from quack doctors. “This is why we are having so many emergency cases,” she maintained.
“The drugs,” she said, “are a great help to the clinic,” and stressed that they were going to be used for the intended purposes.
On behalf of the parents, Patrick Koroma thanked members of the club for their humanitarian gesture.
In his briefing about the club and its activities, Mohamed A Jalloh aka MAJ [senior member of the club] said the donation was the end result of all the fund raising activities they had been engaged in for the past months.
He thanked all those who contributed to the club’s fund raising endeavour, adding that their valued contributions were surely going to save lives.