The Steering Committee on UN Peacekeeping Mission
held a meeting on November 6 to review preparations for the launch of the
second level-two field hospital before the hospital is dispatched to South
Illustrative image (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – The Steering Committee on UN
Peacekeeping Mission held a meeting on November 6 to review preparations for
the launch of the second level-two field hospital before the hospital is
dispatched to South Sudan.
Speaking at the event, Director of the Vietnam
Department of Peacekeeping Operations Maj. Gen Hoang Kim Phung said the
hospital staff had underwent medical, political, military, and technical
logistics training. Seventeen out of the total 63 staff members scored over
5.5 in IELTS English language test.
The department has worked with international
partners and units concerned to provide intensive training on sorting
patients, conducting surgery in field combat conditions, and dealing with
Paper work is being carried out as scheduled, and
detailed plans for goods transportation and delivery along with field
surveys have been made, he said.
Deputy Defence Minister Sen. Lieut. Gen Nguyen Chi Vinh, who is also
head of the steering committee, requested ensuring safety while operating
the hospital in South Sudan.
He affirmed the ministry’s determination to launch
the first no-plastic waste hospital in all UN peacekeeping missions.
Staff of Vietnam’s Level-2 field Hospital No. 2 is
scheduled to be sent to South Sudan from November 13-26 to assume the tasks
their peers of Hospital No.1 are performing within the UN peacekeeping
mission in the African country. /.