27 Feb 2014

American Samoa Governor's health situation more serious than reported

10:19 am on 27 February 2014

The medical situation of the American Samoa Governor Lolo Matalasi Moliga is more serious than officials reported yesterday.

Sources in Washington DC have confirmed that Lolo had a heart procedure at George Washington University Hospital.

The information was released in a closed-door meeting of the White Group on insular areas yesterday and later confirmed by attendees.

Other sources close to the Governor say doctors first wanted to adjust his blood pressure medication but then decided after further examination, that he needed a heart procedure.

Governor Lolo was still in hospital this morning but is expected to be released later in the day or tomorrow.

Lolo was in Washington DC for meetings of governors from around the nation, but the Attorney General says he stood in for him at most of the meetings.