PM and Cabinet Visit Children in Hospitals

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PM visits hospitals across Upolu. PC: Gvt Press.

Led by Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi, Cabinet visited the four district hospitals at Poutasi, Lalomanu, Leulumoega and the Faleolo Health Clinic yesterday, to reassure families and their children admitted with related measles symptoms, that Government is not leaving anyone behind.

PM inspects vaccine storage. PC: Government Press Secretariat.

It also provided the opportunity for the Prime Minister, Cabinet, the Disaster Advisory Committe (DAC) and the National Emergency Operation Center (NEOC) to hear first hand from the health care providers on the ground what their urgent needs are for Government to immediately remedy any setbacks.

And to reaffirm that their leaders and Government do care, Cabinet suspended its agenda for the morning to prioritise the five-hour visit to the hospitals in the rural areas.

Meanwhile the latest report from the NEIC shows that 11 patients remain admitted at Leulumoega Rural District Hospital as of today, 5 admitted at the Poutasi District Hospital with the Faleolo Health Clinic used as the centre for non-measles related cases and to administer vaccinations.

PM and Cabinet at Leulumoega District Hospital. PC: Gvt Press

Overall 766 patients have been admitted since the outbreak with 558 treated and discharged.

The latest Report No.10 issued yesterday morning has the rising death toll at 32, mostly children under the age of 3, with 3 teenagers in the past 48 hours.