HCM CITY — Deputy Prime Minister Trương Hoà Bình has commended 63 military personnel of the Level 2 Field Hospital Rotation 1 for accomplishing their mission during the UN's international peacekeeping operation in South Sudan.
Speaking at a ceremony held by the Ministry of Defence on Thursday (Dec 5) in HCM City, Bình hailed the outstanding achievements of the first deployment of Level 2 Field Hospital.
“I'm very happy to welcome 63 military personnel of Level 2 Field Hospital Rotation 1 back to the country safely. All of you complied strictly with the UN’s peacekeeping rules as well as local and Vietnamese laws and military discipline,” he said.
The dedicated military medical personnel's outstanding reputation at the UN’s peacekeeping efforts honoured the country, he added.
Each member of the first deployment of Level 2 Field Hospital served as a peace ambassador from Việt Nam.
In October last year, the group took over the role of its predecessor at the UK Level 2 Field Hospital.
The Việt Nam Level 2 Field Hospital received 2,022 patients who were not only UN staff in South Sudan but also local officials and residents, upon requests of the commanders, according to the Việt Nam Department of Peacekeeping Operations.
Many serious cases were successfully treated, including 62 surgeries.
As recognition of their achievements, the UN Under-Secretary-General sent letters to the Government of Việt Nam, extending gratitude to the contribution of the Việt Nam’s Field Hospital.
The UN presented a Certificate of Merit to the Việt Nam Level 2 Field Hospital and 63 medals for peacekeeping efforts to 63 members of the group, including four individuals who demonstrated excellent service.
The third-class Fatherland Defense Order has been awarded to the Việt Nam Department of Peacekeeping Operations, the Level 2 Field Hospital Rotation 1, and Colonel Hoàng Kim Phụng, director of the Việt Nam Department of Peacekeeping Operations. — VNS