NURSE SUSPENDED IN SAMOA FOR PERFORMING ABORTION

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WELLINGTON, New Zealand (RNZI, Mar. 24) - The Health Department in Samoa has suspended a registered nurse for allegedly performing abortions at the public hospital.

In a statement, the department said that the suspension was the result of a thorough internal investigation by senior staff.

It said the matter was now with the police.

The Minister of Health has called on the community to allow the police and health officials to address this issue and its many implications in a calm and sensible manner.

March 24, 2003

Radio New Zealand International: www.rnzi.com

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