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Vietnam's second field hospital to be on duty in South Sudan in November

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.



At the working session 

Staff of Vietnam’s Level-2field Hospital No. 2 is scheduled to be sent to South Sudan from November13-26 to assume the tasks their peers of Hospital No.1 are performing withinthe UN peacekeeping mission in the African country.

Speaking at a working session at Military Hospital 175 in Ho Chi MinhCity on October 4, Director of the Vietnam Department of Peacekeeping Operations Colonel HoangKim Phung said 63 members of the first hospital will return home on November 21 and November 28, and a welcome andcommendation ceremony for them will be officially organized on December 2in HCM City.

Reporting on the roadmap for the deployment of the third hospital, Colonel Phung said the personnel preparation and trainingplan for the hospital is actively implemented.

The third will have 70 staff, including 10 women. The hospital staff will beequipped with skills in performing tasks at a UN mission, towards replacing thesecond one in 2020.  The trainingprogramme covers terms of political education, military training, technicallogistics, medical expertise, English language, peacekeeping-related knowledge,survival skills, and ensuring security, safety in mission performing.

Vietnam dispatched the first hospital to the UN mission inSouth Sudan in October 2018.

Officers and soldiers of the hospital have well finished their mission toensure health care for UN peacekeepers in South Sudan. They also actively joineddefence foreign affairs and served as medical care-givers to locals./. VNA


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