27 Mar 2017

Samoa sending medical patients to India instead of NZ

From , 6:03 am on 27 March 2017

Samoa has begun sending patients needing medical treatment overseas to India instead of New Zealand.

It comes as India is also offering to send doctors to Samoa to undertake surgeries and provide additional skills training for Samoa medical personnel.

Our correspondent, Autagavaia Tipi Autagavaia told Don Wiseman the Prime Minister Tu'ilaepa Sa'ilele Malielegaoi, made the announcement two weeks ago, saying it costs the country a fortune to send people overseas.

Empty hospital bed, generic

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