According to the Level-2 Field Hospital (L2FH) Rotation 4 of Vietnam at the U.N. Mission in South Sudan, the program took place during the rainy season. Reportedly, heavy and prolonged rain has caused widespread flooding, while thousands of people in Bentiu have been displaced amid the outbreak of many serious infectious diseases.

Patient (center) and Vietnamese peacekeeping doctors in a joint photo

Therefore, doctors of the L2FH Rotation 4 conducted the meaningful voluntary activity to help the locals to overcome flood consequences.

On this occasion, the voluntary team, led by the hospital’s deputy director Major Le Viet Anh, presented medicines and medical supplies to the Bentiu General Hospital. The Vietnamese doctors also provided more than 200 flood-hit locals with free health check-ups and medicines.

The Vietnamese peacekeeping doctor providing health check-up to the patient

The voluntary activities made Vietnamese doctors and nurses feel very emotional. This was also an occasion for them to spread the message of a Vietnam rich in love and compassion.

For his part, the Director of Bentiu General Hospital thanked the Vietnamese “blue beret” doctors in particular, and the Vietnamese people in general for their sentiments towards South Sudanese people.

Translated by Minh Anh