5 Oct 2017

Samoa PM medivacced to New Zealand for treatment

12:32 pm on 5 October 2017

Samoa's Prime Minister, Tuila'epa Sa'ilele Malielegaoi, has been airlifted to New Zealand for medical treatment.

Tuila'epa was admitted to the Intensive care unit of the Tupua Tamasese Mea'ole hospital in Apia Wednesday afternoon.

Our correspondent said efforts to obtain information from government and health officials relating to the condition of the prime minister were unsuccessful.

But he said a source confirmed that an air ambulance was transporting the prime minister to New Zealand.

Samoa PM, Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi

Samoa PM, Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi Photo: RNZ Pacific / Autagavaia Tipi Autagavaia