Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - A Pakistani team within the African Union-United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) has conducted one-day free medical service to the public at the Nahada Hospital in Nyala, South Darfur, the mission said in a press statement Wednesday.
It said the Pakistani medical team was deployed to the centre, where "over 500 patients received treatment for various diseases and others had medical check. The team said it was donating medicines worth US$ 50,000 to the hospital."
According to the statement, the main objective of the day was to "build public confidence in the work of UNAMID and prove that the mission is in Darfur to contribute to humanitarian and security needs of the people in the region."
The free medical service day provided by UNAMID has been ongoing for the past three years in different medical centres in Nyala.
On Monday, a Nigerian peacekeepers team within the UN-AU Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) provided a one-day free medical treatment to dozens of civilians in remote village near the borders with Chad, with a promise to carry out more of such exercises.
The Nigerian peacekeepers had equally provided a one-day free medical treatment to about 120 residents of Kurti village, located 13 km from Al Genaina, West Darfur. The activity was sponsored by the Nigerian Government.
The statement explained that the activities included medical check-ups and dispensation of medicine by doctors from the Nigerian contingent.
It added that the Nigerian troops were planning to extend the exercise to Regilkubri and Hilat Zaghawa villages in West Darfur, the western farthest state, near the borders with Chad.
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