Nepali Peace Keepers provide treatment to 400 civilians

Published On: January 25, 2018 05:16 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, Jan 25: Nepali peace keepers with the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) has provided medical treatment to 400 civilians.

Treatments have conducted two medical camps, in Cueibet and Bunagok in the Greater Lakes area of South Sudan. In total, some 400 persons,

As part of the peacekeeping missions civilian-military cooperation, medical personnel serving in the Nepalese Battalion dealt with patients with headache, pneumonia, bacterial infections, abdominal pains, gynecological diseases, musculoskeletal pains, backache and other conditions.  The doctors, who were visited by 290 patients at the Cueibet camp, also performed minor surgeries. 

More than a hundred local civilians were treated by the Nepali doctors who set up the temporary medical camp in Bunagok.

All leftover medicines and surgical items were subsequently donated to the local health care facilities in each community.

The Nepali peacekeepers made sure that some of the healthy people in Cueibet also got some joy out of their visit: pens, notebooks, pencils and balls were distributed to school children in the area.

Nepal currently deploys more than 2,000 military and police personnel to UNMISS. They all contribute to UNMISS’ core mandate of protecting civilians and helping build durable peace in South Sudan.

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