1 Oct 2007

American Samoa Senate calls witnesses to Health Department investigation

12:12 pm on 1 October 2007

The investigative arm of the American Samoa Senate is set to begin public hearings on its ongoing probe into the Department of Health and the issuance

of health cards as well as the agency's use of funding provided by the World Health Organization.

Senate Select Investigative Committee chairman Alo Dr. Paul Stevenson says the hearings will start tomorrow and six witnesses have been served subpoenas.

The witness list includes former Health director, Joseph Tufa, two hospital laboratory employees and three Health Department employees.

Two other witnesses expected to be called later are the Health director, Utoofili F. Maga and Dr. Ivan Tuliau.