|A second group of Vietnamese doctors are on their way to South Sudan to join the first group of doctors sent earlier this month to work with a UN peacekeeping mission in the country for one year. — VNA/VNS Photo Xuân Khu|
HCM CITY— Thirty-one doctors from Việt Nam’s level-2 field military hospital left on Monday from HCM City with 30 tonnes of cargo and medicine to join a UN peacekeeping mission in the war-ravaged South Sudan.
The doctors, who are travelling on an Australian Royal Airforce’s aircraft, will join 32 doctors from the first group deployed to the African country on October 2.
All of the 63 military doctors will take over a field hospital at Bentiu in South Sudan that was run by the UK. The doctors will be responsible for health care for UN staff in the country for one year.
The doctors have been trained in survival skills and quick responses to unexpected incidents, and identification of mines and explosives.
At the farewell ceremony, Colonel General Nguyễn Chí Vịnh, deputy defence minister, asked that the Việt Nam peacekeeping command must be attentive to the families and relatives of the deployed officials.
The defence ministry and concerned authorities would do their best to facilitate the officials’ works in South Sudan.
The Việt Nam level-2 field hospital was established by the Ministry of Defence on November 25, 2014 to realise the Party and State’s goal to join UN peacekeeping and humanitarian activities. — VNS
|Junior Lieutenant Huỳnh Cẩm Thư. Vietnamese military doctors left Việt Nam on October 15 to begin their works at the UN peacekeeping mission in South Sudan. — VNA/VNS Photo Xuân Khu|
|Vietnamese military doctors left Việt Nam on October 15 to begin their works at the UN peacekeeping mission in South Sudan. — VNA/VNS Photo|