Orange SL Boosts Lumely Children’s Hospital

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Orange SL Boosts Lumely Children’s Hospital

As part of its corporate social responsibility, Orange Sierra Leone on the 21st of June 2024 donated brand new computers to the newly built Children’s hospital in Lumley.
The donation came after His Excellency President Dr. Julius Maada bio commissioned the ultramodern health facility that was built and donated by the Government and people of Japan.
The Chief Executive Officer of Orange SL Sekou Amadu Bah, expressed his delightfulness for partnering with the Ministry of Health, adding that this is not the first time his organization has been collaborating with the Ministry.

He said that they are happy to be able to contribute in the ITC part of this project as Orange SL believes strongly that supporting the local community and partnering with organizations like this hospital and the Ministry of Health is one of the ways to give back to the community in SL.

The Orange CEO said that despite their operations being focused on investment, they also have the onus to positively impact the lives of Sierra Leoneans.
He thanked the leadership and staff of the hospital for their dedication and commitment towards saving lives.
Describing the facility, Dr Aissatou Mustapha, Medical Superintendent said that the facilities include two buildings, seven inpatient units, 142 beds for patients and 46 beds for newborn mothers.
She said that the facility also includes Pediatric emergency room, pediatric Intensive Care Unit, pediatric Surgical ward, Specials outpatients facility, Mobile x ray and lots more.
Dr. Mustapha said that the facility can also serve as a Center for post graduate and undergraduate training for 100 students.
“We are well prepared to provide both undergraduate and postgraduate training as well as special care to the Children of Sierra Leone,” she assured.
Dr. Bell, Head of the Pediatric Department thanked Orange for the donation.
She said that the hospital will also handle cases from the Western part of Freetown which will reduce workload and referral at the Ola During hospital.
Dr. Smart thanked Orange SL for their timely support in boosting the Lumley Health center with the needed ICT.
He said that the impact of ICT cannot be underestimated as it is necessary in the collection of data and other analysis in all their 1600 facilities across the country.
He described the Orange donation as an opportunity that is in line with the Minister’s Digital Health Road Map which seeks to connect the Ministry and every client in the country.
Representing the Minister of Health, Dr Mustapha Kabba, Deputy Chief Medical Officer commended Orange SL for boosting the ICT department in the hospital.
Dr. Kabba noted the significant impact of orange in the country as this shows their dedication and commitment to their corporate social responsibility.

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