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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...
LBJ hospital sign
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The machine, purchased for LBJ Medical Center with support from the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints, to conduct local testing of the coronavirus arrived last Friday on the cargo flight, while the building to house the machine will be completed soon. ASG’s...
LBJ Hospital triage tents
LBJ Hospital on Tuesday set up a triage system utilizing tent triage to separate flu and influenza-like illnesses from other incoming cases. Cases are checked by medical personnel before the patient goes into the enclosed triage tent (on right) . LBJ is currently working with the Church of Latter...
LBJ hospital sign
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — LBJ Medical Center has seen an increase of patients with flu like symptoms while the hospital has set up triage tents at its compound to check on incoming cases, while an appointment-only system is being implemented for LBJ clinics. This is according to Adela Mabala of...

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