Doctors of Vietnam's Level-2 Field Hospital No.3 engaging in the UN's peacekeeping mission in South Sudan have held an online joint training course with their Indian counterparts on medical capacity and Covid-19 prevention and control.
During the two-day online training, which ended on July 28, medical personnel of the two hospitals shared knowledge and experience in Covid-19 prevention and control and treatment for several common health issues like snakebites and acute coronary syndrome.
Besides, vaccinations, coronavirus variants, and air transport for Covid-19 patients in South Sudan were among a number of topics discussed at an online training session.
Medical personnel of the two field hospitals at the training course. Photo: Vietnam's Level-2 Field Hospital No.3
The Vietnamese delegation was headed by Senior Colonel Nguyen Ba Hung, Commander of the Vietnamese peacekeeping force in South Sudan, and Lieutenant Colonel Trinh My Hoa, Director of Vietnam’s Level-2 Field Hospital No.3.
Meanwhile, the Indian delegation was led by Brigadier General Jai Singh Bainsla, Commander of the UN peacekeeping mission for Sector South, and Colonel Rishi Raj, Director of India’s Level-2 Field Hospital.
Addressing the event, Senior Colonel Nguyen Ba Hung highly valued the program, adding that the success of the training course will contribute to enhancing cooperation between the two hospitals and improving the staff’s professionalism and their treatment skills.
“I hope that the experience and knowledge sharing in the training will help participants improve their professional competencies and the quality of patient care. I also hope that the two units maintain cooperation in all aspects and continue to organize similar activities in the future,” Hung said.
For his part, Lieutenant Colonel Trinh My Hoa said that the training course paves the way for the two sides to expand their cooperation activities and joint projects in the future.
Regarding transporting critical Covid-19 cases, Colonel Rishi Raj, Director of India’s Level-2 Field Hospital raised complicated scenarios that may occur while transporting Covid-19 patients, in which endotracheal intubation or pneumothorax treatment for the patient is required.
In response, members of Vietnam’s Aero-medical Evacuation Team (AMET) said that they have successfully built and effectively operated a process for transporting severe Covid-19 patients by helicopter based on a protocol of the World Health Organization (WHO).
They will be responsible for vaccinating 500 individual UN personnel. It will also support other units in vaccinating people, monitoring post-vaccination reactions, and managing any complications that may arise.