27 Oct 2011

Preparations made for urgent medical evacuation of Vanuatu opposition leader

7:21 pm on 27 October 2011

Preparations are being made for the evacuation of the leader of Vanuatu's opposition, Serge Vohor, for medical treatment in Australia.

Mr Vohor's been staying at Port Vila Central Hospital with an unspecified medical condition for the past few days.

The acting prime minister and the minister of finance, Moana Carcasses, says the condition is serious.

Mr Carcasses says he has instructed the Hospital and other relevant authorities to organise and facilitate the medical evacuation of Mr Vohor to Sydney urgently.