The Prime Minister has directed the Health Minsitry to prioritise arrangements for a pathologist to come from New Zealand for post mortems that the Ministry is requiring of some children believed to have died from the measles.
Speaking to the media yesterday Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi confirmed that the Ministry of Health have requested post mortems for children and babies who died in their homes.
Parents who have been unable to take their babies home for burial had been told by the Ministry of Health that their babies no longer belonged to them.
When parents sought Tuilaepa’s help he says he immediately directed the Ministry to expedite the process and fly a coroner in from New Zealand immediately.
“Vave aumai se pathologist mai Niu Sila, tope le tou galuega lena tou te mananao e fai, ia vave ona ave ai i tua le fanau lea e teu.”
It is understood that up to 20 babies may be held ar the Motootua hospital morgue awaiting post mortems is believed to be