Samoan health team on humanitarian mission to Tokelau

A team of Samoan health officials successfully carried out a medical operation on a critically ill patient following a request for assistance from Tokelau.

The Samoan government responded by sending a team of two doctors, two nurses on the Nafanua II on Tuesday.

The successful medical operation was conducted for 6 hours on Wednesday 17 June 2020.

Nafanua II and its crew with the Samoan Health Officials returned on Thursday and arrived early Friday morning.

A statement said the humanitarian efforts illustrate co-operation between Samoa Police and its other stakeholder partners such as the Ministry of Health and Tokelau Office.

Samoa Police Service acknowledged other Government agencies such as the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Immigration Department and Customs for expediting the process to make this life saving trip to Tokelau possible.


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