Nepalese peacekeepers organize medical camp

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17 Jul 2018

Nepalese peacekeepers organize medical camp

A medical team from UNIFIL’s Nepalese Battalion (NEPBATT) today organized a free medical camp, offering medical support to the needy people in Meiss El Jabel, south-east Lebanon, as part of their humanitarian support to the host communities.

During the 3-hour medical camp organized at the local Social Development Centre, NEPBATT medical doctors provided free medical check-ups and medicines to 62 patients. They also tested medical conditions of the patients.

NEPBATT doctors regularly carry out such activities directly benefiting the local communities. Since their deployment last October, the current NEPBATT has organized 144 medical and 125 dental camps, providing free treatment to 1,879 medical patients and 640 dental patients. These activities are conducted at the request of and in close coordination with the local authorities.

Every Monday and Tuesday, they organize free medical and dental camp at the battalion headquarters in Meis El Jabel. Mobile medical camps are also run in Tallousah (every Wednesday), Houla (every Thursday) and Majdal Slim (every Friday). In addition, NEPBATT medical doctors treat locals from the nearby municipalities on emergency basis. 

UNIFIL attaches great importance to its relations with the host communities for the implementation of its mandated tasks. Between operational duties, they carry out various community activities directly benefiting the local population.