Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnam’s No. 3 Level 2 Field Hospital engaged in the United Nations peacekeeping mission in conjunction with Ghana’s Formed Police Unit (FPU), recently organized the first charity trip of the year for Bentiu Central Jail in South Sudan.
The trip was organized on the occasion of the 92nd anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of Vietnam and Tet (Lunar New Year), the most important Vietnamese holiday.
The prison is the largest of south sudan‘s Unity State, which houses more than 120 inmates and faces shortages of food, medicine and health care for prisoners.
In addition to aid packages and basic necessities, Vietnamese medical soldiers provided free examinations and medicine to prisoners and handed over medical supplies to guards.
Lieut. Colonel Trinh My Hoa, director of the hospital, said hospital staff wanted to partner with units of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) to improve living conditions in the central prison. of Bentiu, leaving no one behind even if they are the prisoners.
Khalid Mohammed Mohammed Sanad Leila of UNMISS, who is the main coordinator of the activity, expressed his gratitude for the benevolent activity of the Vietnam peacekeeping force.
During their 10 months in Bentiu, the Level 2 Field Hospital No. 3 organized many charitable activities, such as the delivery of medicines and medical equipment to a local hospital; and provision of rapid HIV/AIDS test kits, HIV/AIDS prevention screening and consultations.
The hospital also supported emergency surgery for Médecins Sans Frontières as part of a 10-day campaign./.