Quiet Week So Far For Games Medics

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  • Registered Nurses Va’a Taulapapa and Karis Simi on standby for any need for medical attention by athletes
    Registered Nurses Va’a Taulapapa and Karis Simi on standby for any need for medical attention by athletes

Registered nurses Va’a Taulapapa and Karis Simi are part of the medical staff manning the clinic at the Multi Sports Centre at Tuanaimato.

The first week of the Pacific Games has been a quiet one for the medical clinic and it seems that athletes are taking good care of their health.

Registered nurse Va’a Taulapapa said the few cases the  clinic handled were mainly minor ones like sore muscles.

 “ There were some overseas athletes who had diarrhoea. They are now okay,” Taulapapa said.

“There were three cases of people referred to the hospital for further observations.”

Taulapapa added that some of the athletes dropped in for checks on their blood pressure and sugar levels.

The clinic is manned by a staff of nine and this includes two doctors and four nurses.

 Staff of the clinic also attends to injured athletes on the field. The clinic also houses a pharmacy.

The medical service works closely with the Fire and Emergency Services Authority FESA which have set up tent outside of the Centre. An ambulance is on standby at all times.