UNMISS Indian peacekeepers provide lifesaving care to seriously ill civilian
Indian peacekeepers have today provided lifesaving medical assistance to a woman who collapsed near a UN base at Melut in the Upper Nile region of South Sudan.
An 18-year-old internally displaced woman who lives in the Protection of Civilian site at Melut was returning from the nearby market when she collapsed and fell unconscious. Peacekeepers at the sentry gate saw what had happened and rushed to bring her into the base.
An ambulance to transport the severely ill woman to a hospital at Paloich was unavailable at the time so the Indian peacekeeping medical team provided her with immediate treatment at the Level-1 hospital within the base. She is now recovering well and has been moved to another hospital for further care.
The Head of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan, David Shearer, praised the Indian battalion for responding quickly to help the woman and for the quality of care they were able to provide in such a remote and dangerous environment.