11 Oct 2017

Samoa PM still undergoing medical checks in NZ

10:18 am on 11 October 2017

Doctors are still conducting checks in New Zealand on Samoa Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi since being medivacced late last week.

Samoa's PM Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi

Samoa's PM Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi Photo: RNZI Autagavaia Tipi Autagavaia

The medical checks were recommended by doctors in Samoa.

In a statement yesterday the Prime Minister said the checks were progressing well and doctors would have a clearer picture of the situation by the end of this week.

He had been rushed to New Zealand by air ambulance last Thursday after being admitted to the intensive care unit of the Tupua Tamasese Meaole hospital the day before.