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Health Centre in Nomuka has been operating for 3 months without a doctor

Radio & TV Tonga, Nuku’alofa ,9/07/2018

The people of Nomuka are in urgent need of a doctor or a medical officer to serve on the island.

A local – Noa Latu says, the community health centre on the island has been operating without a doctor for three months and the only nurse at the centre have been assisting patients on the islands.

Latu adds, their urgent need for a medical officer was raised this morning during their monthly village meeting – fono.

The islanders are in need of a medical officer at the Health centre especially various illness have emerged after the national events in Pangai.

Meanwhile, the Health Director – Dr. Siale ‘Akauola says they are completing the paper work for the designated medical officer to be sent to Nomuka immediately.

More than 300 people are residing on the island.

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