The level-two field hospital No.1 of the Vietnam
People’s Army was honoured at a ceremony at Military Hospital 175 in Ho Chi
Minh City on December 5, after it completed the peacekeeping mission at the
UN mission in South Sudan.
At the commendation ceremony
Addressing the ceremony, Standing Deputy Prime
Minister Truong Hoa Binh affirmed that participation in UN peacekeeping
activities is a breakthrough step for Vietnam’s external policy, marking a
change both qualitative and quantitative in multilateral cooperation in
general and defence-security cooperation in particular.
On behalf of the Government, Deputy PM Binh honoured
the achievements made by the field hospital No.1 while performing duty at
the UN peacekeeping mission in South Sudan. He said the hospital staff have
united to overcome all difficulties and complete all duties, leaving good
impression on international friends and people in the host country.
“Each staff member of the hospital is an ambassador
of peace of Vietnam, ..helping promote the image of the peace-loving country
and people of Vietnam,” he said.
Major General Hoang Kim Phung, Director of the
Vietnam Peacekeeping Department, reported that during more than 12 months in
South Sudan, the hospital treated 2,022 patients and transferred seven to
upper hospitals. Officials of the UN peacekeeping mission highly valued the
hospital’s professional skills, treatment quality and service attitude.
The hospital staff also completed all training as
required by the mission, and established good relations with other units in
the mission and local authorities and people. The hospital was honoured with
the UN peacekeeping medal for its outstanding performance.
At the ceremony, the Defence Ministry announced a
decision of the President to award the Fatherland Defence Order to the
Vietnam Peacekeeping Department, the department’s director Major General
Hoang Kim Phung and the level-two field hospital No.1.
The Military Hospital 175 and Director of the
level-two field hospital No.1 Bui Duc Thanh were presented with certificates
of merit of the Prime Minister./.VNA