The 63 staff members of Vietnam’s Level-2 Field Hospital Rotation 4 operating at the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) have been honored with the UN Peacekeeping Medals for their dedication and outstanding contributions to UN missions.
The award ceremony was held in Bentiu, South Sudan, on Wednesday, marking an important milestone for the field hospital after nearly a year of duty in South Sudan.
Attending in the event were Lieutenant General Mohan Subramanian, Force Commander of the UNMISS; Jane Lanyero Kony, acting head of the UN Peacekeeping mission’s Field Office in Bentiu; Iqbal Mohd, UNMISS Chief Medical Officer; Lieutenant Colonel Nguyen Kim Tinh, Commander of the UN peacekeeping forces of Vietnam in South Sudan; and Lieutenant Colonel Vu Minh Duong, director of the hospital, among other participants.
With the duty of providing medical care for UN staff working at the mission, the hospital has always strived to successfully complete its duties, contributing to the promotion of the beautiful images of the country and people of Vietnam.
Addressing the ceremony, Lieutenant General Subramanian and Kony praised the dedication and professionalism of the hospital’s staff members, and emphasized that the medals are the UN’s recognition for their great efforts during their missions in South Sudan.
The awards also serve as a demonstration for Vietnam’s contributions to peace and stability in the world, they added.
On behalf of the hospital staff, Lieutenant Colonel Duong pledged that they will continue devoting all their ability to provide the best possible healthcare and treatment services for UN staff as well as local people.
Vietnam has so far hosted four field hospitals in South Sudan.
The first field hospital was opened in October 2018 and the second and third were launched in November 2019 and March 2021, respectively.
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