American Samoa HospitalSamoa American Hospital
Baptiste'e says that the general population has to foot the bill for their doctors, as the hospital budgets for staff and consumables are provided and the hospital operates well. But they can't do that if the general population won't be paying their doctor's fees. It says another problem with the hospital is that the general population has the mindset that they have the right to see the doctors for free, but that is not the case.
While the hospital cannot turn away anyone seeking health care, this does not mean that the general population should visit the physicians free of charge. He also made it clear that the band is open to the general public. See for yourself. Puleleiite Tufele Li'amatua asked the House Health Committee last weekend about the voters' reservations about a fee to be paid before using the Shrine.
Baptismal issues have been resolved in an interrogation with Samoa News as the hospital still provides the band free of cost to those who wish to use the school. Baptismal made it clear, however, that the hospital still pays for the mortuary next to the cemetery.
Included in the hospital bill is an embalmment fee - $300 for an adult and $150 for a child up to 11 years of age; and for the first 7 nights is $10, and each night beyond the seven is $20 per night. According to the Bureau, the band is free.