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17 May 2022 17:33
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  •   Home > News > Health & Safety

    The disaster is expected to put major pressure on Tonga's health system

    The disaster is expected to put major pressure on Tonga's health system


    Otago University Pacific Health expert Xaviour Walker says there will be respiratory impacts, water quality impacts, and long-term psychological effects.

    He says the hospital system will be under pressure providing care to children, along with its day-to-day activities.

    © 2022 Newstalk ZB, NZCity

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