Vietnamese, Indian Field Hospitals in South Sudan Exchange Experience
|Members of Vietnam's level-2 field hospital No. 3 learn about SOP standard procedures in hospital operation. Photo: qdnd.vn|
The Ministry of National Defence’s Vietnam Department of Peacekeeping Operations said during the visit, members of the Vietnamese field hospital learned about SOP standard procedures in hospital operation, which been painstakingly developed and updated by Indian colleagues during the Indian field hospital's 12 years of operation.
Doctors and nurses of the two hospitals also shared expertise and experience in handling real situations in order to improve the quality of medical examination and treatment services in the Mission.
In addition, they joined sports, cultural and culinary exchange activities, VietnamPlus reported.
|Doctors and nurses of the two hospitals share expertise and experience in handling real situations. Photo: qdnd.vn|
The Vietnamese delegation also visited and presented gifts to the Cambodian Military Police unit and the level-1 field hospital of the Bangladeshi navy.
Although their term at the UN peacekeeping mission in South Sudan is about to finish, members of the level-2 field hospital No. 3 of Vietnam still regularly maintain professional coordination activities, contributing to promoting the land, people and culture of Vietnam to international friends.
Previously, Colonel Rishi Raj, Commander of the level-2 field hospital of India led a delegation to visit the Vietnamese field hospital, during which Vietnamese military doctors shared hands-on experience.
In July last year, for the first time the two hospitals coordinated to organise an online training on how to improve medical capacity in Covid-19 prevention and control.
During the two-day event, the two sides also shared knowledge and experience in Covid-19 vaccination and the treatment of several common diseases, VOV said.
Members of Vietnam’s Aero-medical Evacuation Team said that they have successfully built and effectively operated a process for transporting severe Covid-19 patients by helicopter based on the WHO’s process.
Vietnam’s equipment, goods to be transported to UNISFA in first military engineering deployment
|Vietnamese military engineering unit inspects the equipment and vehicles to be deployed with them to UN Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA). Photo: VNA|
Nearly 2,000 tonnes of equipment and materiel of Vietnam’s first military engineering unit participating in the UN peacekeeping operations at the UN Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA) will be transported from Hai Phong port in the northern city of Hai Phong to the mission from April 4, according to the Vietnam Department of Peacekeeping Operations.
The equipment includes 147 types of engineering machines, trucks, and guard vehicles.
Colonel Mac Duc Trong, commander of the Vietnamese peacekeeping force at UNISFA and head of the team, said the team has basically completed preparations and has been transporting the equipment and goods to the Hai Phong port from March 30-April 4.
The UN has officially sent a vessel to the Hai Phong port to receive the equipment and goods from Vietnam, which will be shipped to Sudan port and then transported by road to Khartoum and Kaduqli of Sudan and to UNISFA.
As scheduled, the Vietnamese unit had to be present at UNISFA to begin its tasks in March 2022. However, because of difficulties related to international shipping and ship technology, the shipment has been delayed.
Vietnam’s military engineering unit comprises 184 officers and soldiers. It is the unit-level formation with the largest number of members ever participating in UN peacekeeping missions.
A group of the unit is expected to receive all these goods and equipment at the Sudan port and at UNISFA in late April. All members of the unit are scheduled to arrive in Abyei on May 10 before the rainy season begins in the area, Viet Nam News reported./.
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