Nepalese peacekeepers treat 400 patients in Greater Lakes area

Nepalese peacekeepers treat 400 patients in Greater Lakes area

Nepalese peacekeepers serving with the United Nations Mission in South Sudan have conducted two medical camps, in Cueibet and Bunagok in 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, licensed doctors belonging to the Nepalese Battalion nimbly yet robustly dealt with patients with headache, pneumonia, bacterial infections, abdominal pains, gynecological diseases, musculoskeletal pains, backache and other conditions.

Minor surgeries were also performed as the Cuibet camp was visited by 290 patients and more than a hundred people benefitted from the proactive presence of the visiting doctors in Bunagok. All leftover medicines and surgical items were subsequently donated to the local health care facilities in each community.

The Nepalese 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 school children in the area.