UN medical officer visits Chinese peacekeeping hospital in Mali


China Military
Huang Panyue

萨姆森先生听取医疗队情况汇报。何佳奇 摄
Dr. Mathiu Kanyili Sam (2nd R), chief medical officer (CMO) of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA), visits the Chinese peacekeeping level-II hospital in Mali. (mod.gov.cn/He Jiaqi)

2016年11月3日,联马团(联合国驻马里综合稳定特派团)首席医疗官(Chief Medical Officer,CMO)萨姆森先生一行4人,访问了位于马里共和国加奥市的中国二级医院。

GAO, Mali, Nov. 8 (ChinaMil) -- Dr. Mathiu Kanyili Sam, chief medical officer (CMO) of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA), visited the Chinese level-II hospital in Gao city, Mali on November 3.


As the top medical officer with the MINUSMA, Dr. Sam once assisted the Chinese level-II hospital to evacuate the seriously injured Chinese peacekeepers to a level-III hospital in Dakar of Senegal within 12 hours after the terrorist attack in Mali on May 31 of this year.


At the Chinese level-II hospital, Dr. Sam toured the medical treatment area and medical facilities there. He talked with the medical staff and praised the Chinese doctors' fracture fixation operation and of skin flap transfer operation as perfect and very professional.


After watching a video recording the medical rescue operations after the 5/31 terrorist attack, Dr. Sam said that the practice adopted in this case is worth of promotion, and he expressed hopes to recommend the video to Chief Medical Officers of the UN and his other colleagues.


Before leaving, Dr. Sam said he once stayed in a shelter for over two hours when working in Kidal of northern Mali, and got personal experience of the battlefield. “The visit to the Chinese level-II hospital enables me not only to learn about the huge difficulties and challenges your are facing, but also to understand your excellent work,” he said.

萨姆森先生参观牙科诊室。何佳奇 摄
Chief Medical Officer (CMO) of the MINUSMA Dr. Mathiu Kanyili Sam (2nd R) talks with a Chinese doctor in the dental treatment room when visiting the Chinese peacekeeping level-II hospital in Gao of Mali on Nov. 3, 2016. (mod.gov.cn/He Jiaqi)


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