Government of the Federated States of Micronesia

Nena Established Health Study Team

PALIKIR, Pohnpei (FSM Information Service): September 12, 1997 - President Jacob Nena, on September 8, 1997, informed the four State Governors that a team consisting of the Secretary of Health, representatives from the Office of Administrative Services (OAS), Economic Management Policy Advisory Team (EMPAT), and External Affairs has been established to tour the states with appropriate state officials.

The purpose is to learn more about problems with respect to hospital facilities, pharmaceutical or medicinal drug, medical equipment and supplies, medical referral programs in the states and Honolulu patient referral housing. And to identify possible activities and areas where assistance could be provided.

The full cooperation of every states is requested. A firm schedule of the team's trips will be relayed to each Governor when the team is ready to undertake this task, Nena concluded.

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FSM Office of the President
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