• Short Summary

    At the special request of the United Nations, a 350-strong medical team - mainly organized from the Indian Army Medical Corps - flew from Palam Airport New Delhi, Sept 8 to the troubled Congo Republic where they were to help start a new 400-bed hospital.

  • Description

    At the special request of the United Nations, a 350-strong medical team - mainly organized from the Indian Army Medical Corps - flew from Palam Airport New Delhi, Sept 8 to the troubled Congo Republic where they were to help start a new 400-bed hospital. The contingent, led by Lt. Colonel N. Bannerjee, were conveyed by transport planes of the United States Air Force.

    Following an overwhelming vote of confidence in him by the Congolese Senate - 41 votes to two - Premier Lumumba called Sept 8 for the withdrawal of all United Nations forces from the Congo. He said they had "militarily occupied" the country, seizing airports and the Leopoldville radio station.

    Mr Hammarskjoeld called an emergency meeting of the U.N. Security Council in New York Sept 9 to discuss the rapidly worsening situation. The same day Russia said that the Council must stop all interference in the Congo's internal affairs.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAB89DM0HQOOOHIQVC48P2RVSLF
    Media URN:
    VLVAB89DM0HQOOOHIQVC48P2RVSLF
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/09/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:49:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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