Attorney General confirms that Police have charged nurse in relation to vaccine deaths

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Attorney General, Lemalu Hermann Retzlaff.

Attorney General, Lemalu Hermann Retzlaff. (Photo: File)

One of two nurses implicated in the deaths of two babies who died at Safotu hospital last month after they were injected with MMR vaccination has been charged.

This was confirmed by the Attorney General, Lemalu Hermann Retzlaff, in a statement.

The Attorney General does not say what the charge is.

But it is the latest development with the on-going Police investigation into the deaths of two infants in Savai’i in July.

“It can be confirmed that one of the nurses involved with the vaccination injections of the two babies who passed away 6th July 2018, was charged by police on Saturday 4th August 2018,” the statement reads. 

“She is set to appear in Court 14th August 2018, where the charges will be confirmed publically. 

According to A.G. Lemalu, “the file was referred to this office for advice last week, after swift and hard-working investigations by the CID section of the Ministry of Police both in Apia and Savaii, which is to be commended.” 

“And the decision to charge was thereafter supported by advice; and it is also confirmed by Police, that investigations are still active and on-going.”

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