Written by Zulfick Farzan
18 Nov, 2020 | 11:49 am
Colombo (News 1st); The 1st group of the 7th Army contingent of the Sri Lanka Army Medical Corps (SLAMC), bound for United Nations Peace-Keeping Mission in South Sudan’s Level-2 Hospital (UNMISS) left the Colombo International Airport on Tuesday (17).
This first team, comprised of 10 Officers and 22 Other Ranks.
This South Sudan bound 7th contingent is commanded by Colonel Roshan Jayamanna and made up of 4 Medical specialists, 4 Medical Officers and a Dentist, 1 Commanding Officer, 7 Administrative Officers, 41 SLAMC Other Ranks, including Ward In-charge, nurses, critical care nurses (gynecological), operation theatre technician, Physiotherapy (DPM), radiographer, X-ray technician, SMO/MPH (ECG), dental assistant, dental technician, medical storman, pharmacist, pharmacy technician, lab technician, lab technologists, hygiene assistant, admin clerk, cooks, ambulance drivers, sanitary duty man, mortuary attendant and 9 Other Ranks from the Sri Lanka Signal Corps, Corps of Engineer Service and the Sri Lanka Army Service Corps.
The other team will depart on 9th December 2020 after the remaining troops of the 6th contingent arrive home on 8th December 2020.
Sri Lanka, now recognized as a Troop Contributing Country (TCC) by the UN has come in for praise for her roles and their contribution to the African continent according to the UN reports.
This South Sudan-based new SRIMED Hospital, equipped with necessary components for secondary care medical services, including an operating theatre, labour room, intensive care unit, emergency department, out-patient department, dental surgery, dental workshop, pharmacy, medical store, radiology department, clinical laboratory, ECG room, the sterilizing department, biomedical engineering section, medical waste disposal section, freezer mortuary, isolation ward and laundry plus wards and an aeromedical evacuation facility with ambulatory resuscitation and ventilation capabilities, is manned by Sri Lankan troops.
In addition, the 5th contingent of 54 airmen of Sri Lanka Air Force left for aviation duty in UNMISS mission South Sudan on the same flight.
The 5th contingent of 52 personnel comprises of 14 Officers and 38 Airmen & departed to the Republic of South Sudan from Bandaranaike International Airport.
Group Captain Duleep Hewawitharana will lead this Contingent as the Contingent Commander.
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