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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Vice President of the Senate and Senator from Tau, Nuanuaolefeagaiga Saoluaga Nua in a letter has recommended to Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga to use part of the funds from the CARES Act to help improve the conditions at the LBJ Hospital, including hiring professional...
LBJ hospital sign
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — LBJ Medical Center has received more than $4 million in COVID-19 related federal funds, which has helped cover the more than $3 million that the hospital has accumulated so far in coronavirus expenditures. This is according to hospital chief executive officer Faumuina...
June Salesa Vaifanua-Leo in the DoH testing lab
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — With 25,000 coronavirus test-kits received by the hospital, Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has instructed the LBJ Medical Center and Health Department officials to come up with a policy plan for community-based testing of 20% of the population. Lolo’s verbal instructions were...
DoH employee in the testing lab
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has instructed the Health Department and LBJ Medical Center to look at identifying local funds to purchase more COVID-19 test kits while the DoH plans this week to start conducting community-base testing for medical personnel and first...
This Samoa News photo taken on Monday, May 4, 2020 shows Health Department nurses, who are tasked with putting together the DoH program for Nurses Appreciation Week this week. The program kicked off on Monday and runs through Friday. At LBJ Medical Center, the Nurses Week program started Wednesday...
Samoa Tupua Tamasese Meaole hospital
Apia, SAMOA — An engineer from LBJ hospital traveled to Samoa this past Friday to repair Samoa’s only C.T. machine.  The Samoa Observer reports that the C.T. has been out of order since at least October. (C. T. or computed tomography is a type of imaging used in hospitals. It uses special x-ray...
Nurses  who work in the LBJ ER
O se va’aiga i le vasega o tamaitai tausima’i uma lava ua faia le toniga ma o lo’o faigaluega i latou i le ER i le tatou falema’i tele i Faga’alu. O le latou toniga lea na amatalia ai le latou vaiaso i le aso Sa, May 03, 2020 i lenei tausaga. Malo le galulue malo fo’i le tausima’i. [ata: foa’i]  
The LBJ COVID-19 triage tents set up in front of the hospital
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — At Sunday’s ASG coronavirus task force meeting, LBJ Medical Center chief executive officer Faumuina John Faumuina gave an update on the hospital’s current work including addressing issues such as medication, which the hospital tries to keep on hand with at least a 30-day...
An empty Department of Health building across from LBJ hospital
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — This Samoa News photo taken Wednesday afternoon shows one of the buildings, or wings, at the Department of Health compound at Fagaalu vacant, with construction work expected to start soon, to renovate the building to house patients who will be moved from the LBJ Medical...
Example of an Abbott rapid testing machine
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Health Department and LBJ Medical Center are working on a protocol to prioritize who is to get coronavirus tested with the Abbott rapid testing machine and coronavirus test-kits that are now on island, according to ASG’s COVID-19 Task Force chairman Iulogologo Joseph...

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