Illinois University has recently donated emergency testing medical equipment to Njala University Hospital.
The Donation was made by Professor Jenny Amos through two Sierra Leoneans from Njala University: Musa Aziz Yokie and Daniel Kaitibie currently doing their PHDs in Human Information Systems at Illinois University.
Professor Jenny is a Teaching Associate Professor in Bioengineering and the Director of Evaluation and Assessment /Quality Officer for Care Illinois College of Medicine at the University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign.
Mr.Yokie, one of the PHD students while making the presentation at Njala hospital on behalf of Professor Jenny disclosed that the donation is part of a huge consignment that Illinois University intends donating to support operations at the Njala Hospital.
He emphasized that the donation was delayed due to the outbreak of the COVID 19 pandemic and assured all that the bulk of the items would be supplied at the end of the COVID -19 pandemic.
Mr.Yokie expressed the continued commitment of the University of Illinois to support Njala University and noted that the grant from Illinois is also sponsoring their PHD programs in Human information Systems in collaboration with Njala University.
Professor Koroma, the DVC Njala Campus welcomed the donation and thanked the University of Illinois especially Professor Jenny Amos for the gesture.
University Registrar, Dr Muneer Jalloh recounted that he was not surprised that the University of Illinois is still very much interested in partnering with them especially around the areas of promoting the human resource and the provision of medical equipment to the University hospital.
He urged the two PHD Students not to alter the original agreement between Njala University and the University of Illinois especially in terms of establishing a Health Information Systems at the Njala hospital and called for the proper utilization of the equipment by the hospital authorities.
Dr Jalloh conveyed the appreciation of the University to Professor Amos for their relentless service to the hospital over the years.
The Senior Medical Doctor, Njala Hospital, Dr Mohamed Koker while receiving the items noted that the donation was timely.
He assured all that the composition of the items would boost the emergency needs of the hospital at this critical time when they are fighting COVID-19 and also busy upgrading the facilities at the hospital.
The Senior Medical Doctor used the occasion to brief the authorities of Njala University about the various reforms at the hospital including the erection of a new Maternity Ward and a reception with a view to continue improving the facilities for better service delivery.
Nurse Fanny in -charge of the Free Health Care Division of the Hospital thanked the donors for remembering their hospital at this critical.
The items were later to be officially handed over to the Acting Vice Chancellor and Principal.
Credit: PR Njala University