There is concern in Samoa that the death of child may be linked to the month-long doctors' strike.
A couple is claiming that their 13-month-old son died after a doctor refused to see him at the national hospital in Motootua.
The couple, Viliamu and Sapi Tufaga, have told the Samoa Observer that their twin son Aleni developed a high fever.
They say they only doctor on duty refused to see their son, saying that it was after 8 pm.
The government had earlier approved the outpatient unit at the hospital to be closed at 8 each night because of the doctors' strike.
After being refused the couple took their son home with the intention of taking him to see a private doctor the next morning but the boy died the next morning.