A Korean UNIFIL peacekeeper dentist treats a boy in a mobile clinic in Al Abassiyeh, Friday, Feb. 8, 2019. (The Daily Star/Mohammed Zaatari)
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Gim, who works for UNIFIL ROKBATT, a South Korean contingent of the United Nations peacekeeping force in south Lebanon, receives patients in a bus that serves as a mobile dental clinic.Since its founding, some 109,000 patients have received medical care from ROKBATT, which operates mainly around the southern towns of Abbasieh, Shabriha, Tayr Dibbah, Al-Burghuliyah and Burj Rahal. In the two years since it added dental services to its repertoire, more than 1,000 patients have sought care.Beyond treating people's teeth, the contingent directs patients on basic proper dental care.According to Sgt. Park Jengbin, one of ROKBATT's dentists, the mobile clinic tours the five towns for five out of every 15 days.
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