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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.

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

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

The third will have 70 staff, including 10 women. The hospital staff will be equipped with skills in performing tasks at a UN mission, towards replacing the second one in 2020.  The training programme covers terms of political education, military training, technical logistics, 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 in South Sudan in October 2018.

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