Message for nurses of Safotu hospital

Dear Editor,

My sincere condolences and thoughts of comfort to the grieving families of both Sasina and Safotu for the sudden loss of their precious babies. I broke down and mourned with you all until now, I want to write something about those sloppiest nurses.

I am beyond grateful to God Almighty that my sister was too lazy to take my daughter for her M.M.R. vaccination on that mournful Friday, as she would have gone too. She arrived at Safotu hospital and held back when saw the heartbreaking mothers broke down.

So my question is, why were these deaths occurred in only at Safotu Hospital within the same day? 

The M.M.R. vaccines are everywhere in different district health centers but why was this only happened at Safotu Hospital? You see now nurses of Safotu hospital, you all seriously need to learn a lesson now and live by it. 

Ia avea lenei mea ua tupu e toe timata ai le upega ma āfua se taeao fou. Learn to deliver your services with integrity, justice and honesty, which you all haven’t done it before.

My parents just finally agree with me to seek medical check up and treatments either Tuasivi Hospital or Moto’otua Hospital despite the costs of travelling to and from Savai’i. 

I never recommended Safotu Hospital services to anyone because every time I visited my home village at Itu-o-tane and went to hospital if suddenly felt sick, the nurses were so unprofessional with their substandard services. 

They instructed us to wait while enjoyed food and chitter-chatter. We only be served and checked when you felt like it.

I believe what Doctor Aiono Alec Ekeroma said, “It’s either (1) medical error where the vaccine is prepared for injection incorrectly and the wrong substance is injected (Vaccine misplaced too can be a cause). (2) Contamination of the vaccine due to leaving it at room temperature for a long period of time”. 

These can be guessed as the causes until M.O.H. have more information about the events and proven causes reveal.

Let’s wait for investigation results. 

For nurses of Safotu Hospital, here’s your second and third chance to raise, enhance and boost your services. E aogā mea e tutupu e a’oa’iina ai ma toe amata se amataga fou. Anything that hurts you can teach you and if it keeps hurting you, it’s because you haven’t learned.

Teinetautua Amana’ia

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