30 May 2006

American Samoa to establish clinic for military veterans

9:51 am on 30 May 2006

American Samoa's Congressman, Faleomavaega Eni Hunkin, says construction of a clinic for military veterans in American Samoa will begin next month.

Faleomavaega says the clinic will have one full-time physician, one or two nurses, and a mental health provider.

A Californian construction company has been contracted to carry out renovations of the old Army Reserve Center to turn it into a health clinic.

The renovations will cost about half a million dollars and the centre should be opened by the end of this year or early next year.