Vietnamese, Australian Prime Ministers visit Vietnam’s level-2 field hospital

Update: 16:40 | 23/08/2019
Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and his Australian counterpart Scott Morrison visit the level-2 field hospital No.2, based at Vietnam Military Medical Academy in Ha Noi, on August 23, which was part of his State visit to Vietnam.
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Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and his Australian counterpart Scott Morrison visit the level-2 field hospital No.2. (Photo: VGP)

Along with the two Prime Ministers, Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam, Minister-Chairman of the Government Office Mai Tien Dung, Senior Lieutenant General Nguyen Chi Vinh, Deputy Foreign Minister Nguyen Quoc Dung… have also visited the level-2 field hospital No.2.

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Vietnamese officials welcome Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison at the level-2 field hospital No.2 based at Vietnam Military Medical Academy in Ha Noi. (Photo: VGP)

Since November 2018, the level-2 field hospital No.2 was gathered at the Vietnam’s Department of Peacekeeping Operations to attend the pre-deployment training course at the request of the United Nations in the forthcoming 3 months.

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The two Prime Ministers were warmly welcomed by Vietnam’s Department of Peacekeeping Operations. (Photo: VGP)

The training content includes: Basic knowledge of UN Peacekeeping, knowledge of the level-2 field hospital No.2. mission’s situation, survival skills in environmental conditions of Africa, detection of bombs, mines, explosives...

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Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and his Australian counterpart Scott Morrison inspected the training the level-2 field hospital No.2. (Photo: VGP)

At the request of the United Nations, a level-2 field hospital needs to ensure such capabilities as: Examining and treating up to 40 outpatients a day; ability of emergency resuscitation and air, road transportation of severe diseases to higher level hospitals; performing 3 to 4 surgical operations per day; providing hospitalization for 10 to 20 casualties for up to seven days; owning two mobile medical emergency teams; self-sufficient of consumable medical supplies - medicines in any situation...

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At the level-2 field hospital No.2. in Ha Noi. (Photo: VGP)

The training of Vietnam in pre-deployment of the level-2 field hospital No.2 is a premise to well prepare for the replacement of the level-2 field hospital No.1, which is carrying out the peace-keeping task of the United Nations in South Sudan.

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Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam, Minister-Chairman of the Government Office Mai Tien Dung, Senior Lieutenant General Nguyen Chi Vinh, Deputy Foreign Minister Nguyen Quoc Dung... and soldiers of the level-2 field hospital No.2. (Photo: VGP)

At the same time, Vietnam continued to affirm its greater role, responsibility and efforts in participating in UN peacekeeping activities for the purpose of peace and stability in the world; thereby, positively contributing to the integration, building image, prestige and position of Vietnam in the international arena.

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