24 Mar 2014

Samoa PM seeks further medical checks in NZ

7:35 am on 24 March 2014

Samoa's Prime Minister, Tuila'epa Sa'ilele Malielegaoi, has left the country over the weekend to seek further medical treatment in New Zealand.

He was at the Tupua Tamasese Meaole hospital on Saturday afternoon before leaving, along with the Minister of Health.

The government has not released an official statement on the conditions of the prime minister since he was admitted at the intensive care unit last Wednesday night, but the CEO of the Prime Minister's Office, Vaosa Epa, said it was nothing major and he would be back at work this week.

Tuila'epa left the parliament session for the hospital after he felt fever from a wound reportedly caused when he had stepped on a nail.

He was treated for a high fever at the hospital.