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Korean UNIFIL unit has treated 60,000th patient.

Summary: The Korean contingent of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon has examined some 60,000 patients in the Tyre district since it deployed in Lebanon in 2006.

BORGHLIEH, Lebanon: The Korean contingent of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon has examined some 60,000 patients in the Tyre district since it deployed in Lebanon in 2006.

The contingent celebrated at its dispensary in the Tyre village of Borghlieh, where patient No. 60,000, Doha Daoud, received a bouquet of roses, a refrigerator and a first aid kit.

The ceremony was attended by head of the Korean contingent Col. Kim Kuong Hwan, Borghlieh Mayor Ghaleb Daoud and Korean officers.

The number of citizens within the Korean contingent's mandated area is 50,000, which means that the contingent has provided medical care to all the citizens of the region as well as 10,000 citizens from neighboring villages.

The contingent's medical team comprises three doctors and two nurses. This team pays daily visits to the five villages that lie within the contingent's mandate.

The Korean contingent also provides veterinary care to local farms.

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Publication:The Daily Star (Beirut, Lebanon)
Geographic Code:7LEBA
Date:Jul 17, 2013
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