The third group (22 members) of the Gyeonggi Province-Global Care Joint Medical Service Volunteers leaves for Iraq

Createdd 2003-05-30 Hit 5782

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Iraqi people heartily welcome the earlier-arrived team.

The third group of the Gyeonggi Province-Global Care Joint Medical Service Volunteers that left for Jordan to enter Iraq on May 30 consists of a group of doctors and administrative staff who will replace who has provided medical service for a month.

The volunteers are providing medical services including taking preventive measures against infection diseases in cooperation with local medical institutions in Iraq.

The first group returned home on May 14 after treating 1,400 Iraqis. The second group (20 members) plans to return home on June 3 after treating 1,336 people.

The Gyeonggi Province-Global Care Joint Medical Service Volunteers who arrived in Iraq earlier than any other groups in the world to provide humanitarian medical service in the wake of the recent war are heartily welcome by Iraqis.

Their humanitarian aid for those in need is expected to enhance the prestige of Korean and the province and be the basis for international cooperation in future.

The volunteers plan to send two more groups of medical teams to Iraqis and those staying in refuge camps in Jordan.

Supplies the volunteers presented to Iraqis include 54 sets of sterilization equipment and 5,500 liters of insecticides and bactericides.