UN hails Nigerian military medical team in Mali - Peacekeeping

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calendar-icon  UN hails Nigerian military medical team in Mali - Peacekeeping Posted on: 2021-07-08 05:06:32
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The United Nations (UN) has hailed the Nigerian Medical Contingent (NIMED) of the Armed Forces of Nigeria participating in peacekeeping operations in Timbuktu region of Mali.

Deputy Special Representative, United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilisation Mission in Mali (MINUSMA), Joanne Adamson gave the commendation.

She told reporters on Wednesday that the Nigerian team at the Timbuktu military hospital were playing a critical role in Mali.

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The official disclosed that the military personnel have been at the frontline of the fight against COVID.

Adamson said they have tried to contend with a lot of environmental hazards, like the heat, the dust and the impact on equipment and men and women who serve.

"My request is to thank you and say please, carry on because we really appreciate what you are doing with us and to the country, Nigeria," she said.

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Commander of the contingent, Lt.-Col. Akingbemila Olusola described the hospital as a secondary healthcare facility.

The officer said it was established to provide healthcare services to injured peacekeepers and UN staff serving in Timbuktu.

"Our main role here is to ensure that the Nigerian level 2 hospital is always positioned to deliver prompt medical services to UN peacekeepers and staff in Timbuktu”, he explained.

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