The American Samoa Senate President Lolo Moliga has called on the House of Representatives to promptly act on a Senate measure allocating $2 million to the financially troubled LBJ Medical Centre.
Lolo says people are dying because of the hospital's financial state.
The measure was approved by the Senate a month ago but is still to be passed by the House.
In a letter to the House Speaker Matagi Ray McMoore, Lolo said the money will help find a permanent solution to the recurring financial problems at the hospital.
He says of great concern is that people are dying because the off-island medical referral programme is on hold.