Nepali peacekeepers hold health camp in South Sudan

Kathmandu, January 25

Nepali peacekeepers serving with the United Nations Mission in South Sudan have conducted two medical camps, in Cueibet and Bunagok of the Greater Lakes area.

In total, some 400 persons suffering from a wide range of medical conditions were treated.

As part of the peacekeeping mission’s civilian-military cooperation, medical personnel serving in the Nepali Battalion treated patients with headache, pneumonia, bacterial infections, abdominal pain, gynecological diseases, musculoskeletal pain, backache and other conditions, read a press release circulated by United Nations’ House, Lalitpur.

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 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 schoolchildren in the area, it said.

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