21 Feb 2018

American Samoa clinic sees steady flow of patients since Gita

5:08 pm on 21 February 2018

A doctor in American Samoan says a free 24 hour clinic operating after Cyclone Gita has seen a steady flow of patients.

Damage from Cyclone Gita in American Samoa.

Damage from Cyclone Gita in American Samoa. Photo: Twiiter/ Aumua Amata

The Tafuna Community Health Centre stayed open round the clock after the storm which hit the territory ten days ago.

The centre's director Dr Saipale Fuimaono said fortunately the projected increase in people seeking health care didn't happen and there weren't any serious injuries.

"There were a few cases in the first few days, especially some minor cuts, lacerations, some puncture wounds and then two or three days later, we've been seeing a lot of respiratory [cases] especially the kids with asthma."

Dr Fuimaono said the centre's 24 hour service would end this this week.

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