5 Aug 2010

Flying doctors to deal with most critical cases during American Samoa visit

10:24 am on 5 August 2010

The organiser behind American Samoa's very first visit by the Flying Doctors of America says the team has been specifically chosen based on the needs of the territory.

The group of 12 from the volunteer organisation, which sends physicians, surgeons and dentists to places in need, will arrive in American Samoa on Thursday for a ten day mission.

The coordinator, Aumua Amata, says the medical specialists will be dealing with the most critical cases.

"It's really just all about providing the medical assistance and hope to out people. We are particularly excited that we're going to be taking them to Manu'a, which is our outer islands which have had transportation problems and trying to get equipment and logistics straightened-out out there, has been a challenge."

Aumua Amata.