District Grandmaster Dr Victor Willoughby of the District Grand Lodge of Sierra Leone and the Gambia donated a pulse oximeter and an automated syringe driver to the College of Medicine and Allied Health Sciences (COMAHS) on Tuesday.
In his opening remarks before the presentation, Dr Willoughby revealed that the cost of the medical instruments was Le12 million.
Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the District Grand Lodge, Dr. Willoughby said they decided to make a donation to COMAHS because charity is one of the tenets of the lodge.
The district grandmaster explained that the instrument will not only save lives, but will aid in training medical practitioners.
Receiving the items, Deputy Vice Chancellor COMAHS Sahr Gevao expressed his sincere thanks and gratitude.
The automated syringe is meant for the administration of medication on timely basis, while the oximeter was meant to measure the oxygen content in a parent system. It was disclosed that the idea to present such equipment was born out of an appalling experience when a member of the lodge died due to the lack of such equipment. Dr. Willoughby informed representatives of COMAHS not to hesitate to inform the lodge whenever they are in dire need of assistance.