The Defence Ministry held a ceremony on March 23 in Ho Chi Minh City to send off the staff of the third Level-2 Field Hospital, who will participate in the UN peacekeeping mission in South Sudan. (Photo: VNA)
HCM City (VNA) – The Defence Ministry held a ceremony on March 23 in Ho Chi Minh City to
send off the staff of the third Level-2 Field Hospital, who will participate in the UN peacekeeping
mission in South Sudan.
Speaking at the ceremony,
Deputy Defence Minister Sen. Lt. Gen. Hoang Xuan Chien appreciated the
cooperation of the United Nations, the Australian Government and partners with
Vietnam in deploying the third Level-2 hospital to replace the second Level-2
Field Hospital in accordance with plans that have been adjusted due to the
impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
officer said the staff of the third Level-2 field hospital have completed training
in foreign language and pandemic prevention and control, all materials and
equipment have been packed, and the hospital is ready for its noble international
Delivering a speech in virtual form at the ceremony, UN
Under-Secretary-General Atul Khare spoke highly of Vietnam’s efforts in sending
Level-2 field hospitals to UN peacekeeping missions since 2018. He said the
participation reflects Vietnam’s strong commitment to the partnership between
Vietnam and the UN.
UN official commended the staff of Vietnam’s Level-2 field hospitals for their
work, especially in treating COVID-19 patients and in sharing valuable experience
in epidemic prevention and control.
Director of the third Level-2 Field Hospital Lt
Col Trinh My Hoa, on behalf of the hospital’s staff, said it is their honour to
join UN peacekeeping activities, thus contributing to the implementation of the
Party and State’s foreign policy and enhancing Vietnam’s position in the
third Level-2 Field Hospital was established in March 2020 with 70 staff
members. They will be transported to South Sudan by military aircraft provided
by Australia in two batches. The first batch will depart on 17:00 March 24, and
the second on April 21. All the staff members have been vaccinated against COVID-19./.