10 Feb 2012

Hospital march cancelled in American Samoa

11:36 am on 10 February 2012

A peaceful march by medical staff of the LBJ Medical Center in American Samoa has been called off at the last minute due to a new twist of events.

The march was to draw the government's attention to the financial plight faced by the hospital.

The group's spokesperson Dr. Matagiese Tunoa told some 70 medical staff who showed up this morning that there had been a new development.

He said the medical executive committee had opted to hold off on the march and to allow four senior staffers to meet with the governor today and present their petition regarding the hospital's financial crisis.

It's not clear whether the governor asked for the meeting.