Ghanaian Peacekeepers in Bentiu train health workers to handle mass casualty situations
UNMISS Ghanaian Peacekeepers in Bentiu have provided capacity building to health workers operating in Bentiu and Rubkona to better handle causalities that may occur.
The Ghanian battalion’s Senior Medical Officer Lt. Dr. Rilwany Sulley said the training is vital to respond quickly to situations that could happen at any time due to natural and manmade causes in high risk areas.
“Mass causualties is where there are so many causalities-injuries or deaths - that the capacity of the health system is overwhelmed and it becomes hard to deal with”, Rilwany Sulley said, adding that the simple training offered was very important.
Some 60 health workers from the Bentiu hospital staff and other humanitarian health institutions took part in the training.