By Hu Jia and Lang Jing
CONGO, Jan. 22 (ChinaMil) -- The 21st Chinese peacekeeping medical detachment to Congo (Kinshasa) recently passed the equipment, ammunition and wartime effectiveness of the COE (Contingent Owned Equipment) examination by an inspection team of the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) from Jan 16 to 18, 2018.
The three examinations included such aspects as equipment, ammunition, consumables, contingency plans and drills and so forth, involving more than 30 projects, over 1,100 pieces of equipment, as well as more than10 emergency situation disposals. Such examinations are a big test for every peacekeeping medical units in the mission area.
The situation in Congo has been volatile and the security situation has deteriorated since October last year. The frequency of the UN peacekeeping troops’ attendance and the number of tasks have risen substantially.
Since its deployment to the mission area, the 21st Chinese peacekeeping medical detachment to Congo has carried out various emergency tasks including the rescue of wounded Pakistani peacekeepers.