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Samoa PM still undergoing medical checks in NZ

Samoa’s Prime Minister, Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi  [SN file photo]

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

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.