Clinic sponsors free medical checks for Miss Samoa

The Plaza Health Clinic has once again offered their services for Miss Samoa.

Yesterday, the free medical check-up sponsorship for reigning Miss Samoa Sonia Piva was launched at the Samoa National Provident Fund in Apia. This is the second year the clinic has sponsored Miss Samoa.

The clinic is run by Papali’i Dr. Samuelu Petaia, who is the Director of Services and Dr. Tanya Petaia Godinet, who is in charge of clinical services. “We offer our services free of charge for the current reigning Miss Samoa if she was to be sick or ill. We will provide the medical checks throughout her whole reign as the Miss Samoa,” Papali’i said.

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“It is our hope to continue this sponsorship for the following year. But we also support all health programmes that are introduced in our country and we always try to be part of it.”

Papalii said it has always been a passion to help the public and the sponsorship is a form of their community service.

“But especially for us, this is our calling in life. In the previous year, the former Miss Samoa, Alexandra Iakopo, came to visit us when she was not feeling well and so we provided medical checks, which are conducted by Dr. Tanya,” Papalii said. Ms. Piva expressed gratitude towards the clinic for their kind sponsorship.

“At the end of the day, everyone gets sick and so I am grateful for the kind assistance given by the Plaza Health Clinic,” she said.

“It would be a good opportunity for me to come and undergo my regular checkups here so that I am well and healthy to perform my duties as Miss Samoa to the best of my capabilities.”

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