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Melvin, Other Sick Children Flown To India As… ‘Sick Pikin’ Project Commends NASSIT Intervention

Management of ‘Sick Pikin’ Project has commended NASSIT for its intervention to save a sick child. This was made through a press conference on the 15th December 2020.

The project management commended the National Social Security and Insurance Trust (NASSIT) for helping a poor and sick child undergo surgery at the Max Super Specialist Hospital in India.

At the briefing held at the CARITAS Freetown office, the Coordinator of the Sick Pikin Project, Ishmael Alfred Charles thanked NASSIT Director-General and Board of Trustees for the humanitarian gesture once again extended to the poor and needy.

Ishmael Alfred Charles informed that the press conference was to inform the public of the departure of the sick child to India for further medical treatment.  He also commended the Ministry of Health and Sanitation for supporting other kids to make the trip together.

In acknowledgement, NASSIT boss, Mohamed Fuaad Daboh said they were an honour to be invited to witness the departure of Melvin Jessie Brima and the other sick children to India. He thanked the Project Coordinator, Mr Ismael Alfred Charles and Father Conteh, for inviting NASSIT to participate in the marathon that was organised by the Management of Sick Pikin Project in a bid to raise funds for sick children.

“The marathon allowed us to make a pronouncement on behalf of NASSIT that the Trust would fund one of the sick children for medical treatment,” Mr Daboh said; noting that out of the proceeds, NASSIT on the 31st January donated Eighteen Thousand United States Dollars ($18,000. 00) towards Melvin Jessie Brima’s sickness.  Melvin, from Kula Street in Bo, is suffering from congenital septal defect.

Mr Daboh further said that even though the primary reason for the establishment of NASSIT was to manage Sierra Leone Pension Scheme, the Trust could, also, intervene in critical situations where necessary like Melvin’s case to save a life. He expressed thanks and appreciation on behalf of the NASSIT Board of Trustees and Management and assured Management of Sick Pikin Project and parents of the sick children that he would continue to pray that God would guide the Sick Pikin Project and the kids.

The mother of Melvin Jessie Brima, Madam Mamawa Kemoh expressed thanks and appreciation to NASSIT and all who in diverse ways contributed towards the medical treatment of the sick children, saying, “May God continue to abundantly reward all those who in diverse ways helped towards my son’s medical treatment”.

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