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    Chinese peacekeeping hospital in Mali holds defense exercise

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    By Liu Bin and Wang Xuechao

    GAO, Mali, September 26 — The 10th Chinese medical peacekeeping contingent in Mali held a defense exercise at the Chinese level II hospital in Gao, Mali, on September 24. The exercise was conducted against a scenario that after the exterior of the Chinese Level II Hospital was attacked by curved trajectory weapons, members of the Emergency Response Team of the contingent immediately armed themselves and rushed to designated battle positions to prepare for battle for defense. The rest of the contingent put on blue helmets and bulletproof vests took refuge in the nearest bunkers. Since mid-September, the security situation in Mali has been tense and several peacekeeping detachments of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) have been attacked. The Chinese peacekeeping medical contingent has adjusted the deployment of its guard force by adding security checkpoints at camp gates and night patrol sentries, and improved emergency response plans against various scenarios, including the hospital door being attacked by unidentified people and ambulance vehicles being intercepted by militants. The treatment of war wounds was also an important part of the exercise. Upon receipt of the rescue mission, the evacuation team immediately boards an armored ambulance. Under the protection of guards, medical personnel performed first aid such as haemostatic bandaging and cardiopulmonary resuscitation at the scene, then transported them to the armored ambulance for emergency evacuation. The defense exercise was effective in improving the defense awareness and emergency response capabilities of the contingent members.

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