Sri Lankan Army 6th contingent leaves for UN assignment in South Sudan

(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –The 6th contingent of Sri Lanka Army medical Corps bound for United Nations (UN) peacekeeping Mission in South Sudan’s second level hospital left the island today to assume duties.

A new contingent of 61 Army personnel including 11 Officers under the Phase 6 of the UN Mission of South Sudan (UNMISS) left this morning (3) for South Sudan to serve in the SRIMED Level 2 Hospital in Bor, South Sudan.

The Sri Lanka Army at the request of the UN, established its first-ever SRIMED Level 2 Hospital in Bor, South Sudan, under the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) in 2014.

The project headed by Lieutenant Colonel Rohan Fernando, 10 Officers and 50 Other Ranks will take over duties as replacement for 62-strong member contingent under the Phase 5 who are expected to return to the island this afternoon (3) upon successful completion of their tenure of office in South Sudan.

Sri Lanka, now recognized as a Troop Contributing Country by the UN has come in for praise for the members of the armed forces and their contribution to the African continent, remains noteworthy according to the UN reports.

This South Sudan-based new SRIMED Hospital, equipped with necessary components for secondary care medical services, including an operating theatre, labor room, intensive care unit, emergency department, out-patient department, dental surgery, dental workshop, pharmacy, medical store, radiology department, clinical laboratory, ECG room, sterilizing department, bio medical engineering section, medical waste disposal section, freezer mortuary, isolation ward and laundry plus wards, also enjoys an aero-medical evacuation facility with ambulatory resuscitation and ventilation capabilities.

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