On 11th Nov 2022, the Commandant of Birendra Peace Operations Training Centre (BPOTC) Col Sudhir Pratap Singh formally closed the SN 04 United Nations Buddy First Aid Course (UNBFAC) which was commenced on 07 Nov 2022. This five days long course was intended to equip with the skills to identify and treat casualties until they reach the closest, most appropriate medical facility. The course consisted of total 25 participants; including eight female NCOs, three participants from Armed Police Forces, Nepal. The training team was led by a Super trainer WO2 Rajkumar Basnet from Nepali Army along with seven Master Trainers; one from Armed Police Forces and six from Nepali Army.
During the closing address, the Commandant of BPOTC Col Sudhir Pratap Singh emphasized on the UNBFAC as a mandatory training for all non-medical UN peacekeepers with a view to save lives in the mission area. He also highlighted the threat faced by peacekeepers in increasingly demanding and volatile operating environment and the importance of receiving effective medical treatment at the earliest possible time. This course was able to generate eight certified Trainers as national instructors and four certified Master Trainers as international instructors for United Nations Buddy First Aid Course.