Nepali peacekeepers run medical camps in South Sudan

KATHMANDU: Nepali peacekeepers with the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) have conducted two medical camps, in Cueibet and Bunagok in the Greater Lakes area recently.

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 dealt with patients with pneumonia, bacterial infections, abdominal pains, gynaecological diseases, musculoskeletal pains, backache and other conditions.

The doctors, who were visited by 290 patients at the Cuibet 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.

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.