Bangladeshi peacekeepers provide free medical services in South Sudan


Bangladeshi peacekeepers have offered free medical services to residents of the town of Raja Lol in South Sudan, reports United Nations’ news. According to the UN news on 6 December, the members of the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) ‘conducted a day-long medical outreach campaign to provide free basic medical services for residents of the town of Raja Lol and surrounding villages.’

It says, “The peacekeepers serviced more than 100 patients, including numerous malnourished children, and dispensed a significant amount of medical supplies for treatable ailments such as aches, diarrhea, cough, fever, common infections, and loss of appetite.” Quoting a certain beneficiary it reports, “I’m hard of hearing in one of my ears and I’m also suffering from chest pains.”

“Now that I’ve had the treatment I need, I hope to recover soon. I’m very grateful,” the beneficiary was also quoted to have said. Quoting Robert Cornelio Ambra, governor of Lol and minister of local government and law enforcement, it said he wishes to express his gratitude for the excellent work and for standing side by side with the local government to support their people.