Members of the 22nd Chinese Peacekeeping Level-1+ Hospital to UNIFIL transfer the wounded during a recent emergency evacuation drill.
By Wei Jiefu and Zeng Dele
BEIRUT, Jan. 24 -- The 22nd Chinese Peacekeeping Level-1+ Hospital to the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) recently organized an emergency evacuation drill to effectively respond to the possible contingencies under the current complex situation in Lebanon. The drill further strengthened the medical contingent's capability of safely conducting emergency tasks.
Based on existing medical service support and camp security guard conditions, the emergency drills were centered on guard and defense, transfer of the injured, emergency evacuation and other key subjects. Furthermore, the intensified training was conducted on key items including rapid response, efficient and flexible command, proper combat grouping and emergency personnel transfer. Through the drill, the contingent's emergency response capability was thoroughly tested.
Since its deployment to the mission area in mid-December, 2023, the Chinese peacekeeping medical contingent has revised and refined more than ten emergency response plans and carried out six emergency drills focusing on the current situation in Lebanon and the hospital's mission. These efforts have comprehensively improved the risk-avoidance capability of the Chinese peacekeeping troops.
Members of the 22nd Chinese Peacekeeping Level-1+ Hospital to UNIFIL transfer goods and materials during a recent emergency evacuation drill.
Members of the 22nd Chinese Peacekeeping Level-1+ Hospital to UNIFIL get on a vehicle in a quick and orderly manner during a recent emergency evacuation drill.