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In figures supplied to the Medical Independent (MI) by the Irish Defence Forces, members of the Medical Corp will be serving in both the Golan Heights, Syria, and in southern Lebanon at Christmas time.
The Medical Corps have personnel serving in the Defence Forces’ two main troop missions, the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) and the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) in Syria.
“Currently, there is one doctor and three medics serving with UNDOF in the Golan Heights,” a Defence Forces spokesperson told MI.
“There is one doctor and three medics with UNIFIL in the Lebanon and there is one doctor on standby for the European Union Battle Group.
“All would be expected to be serving abroad at Christmas time,” the spokesperson added.
The Medical Corps has the responsibility of maintaining health and preventing disease in the Defence Forces and providing treatment of its sick and wounded.