APIA: 8 Feb 2011: Cabinet has approved the referral of eight patients for intensive medical treatment in New Zealand. Treatments for these patients with life threatening or seriously debilitating conditions are unavailable in Samoa.
The patients are all adults between the ages of 43 and 73. There are four males and four females. Three of the patients have cardiac problems and the rest of the patients suffer from other various diseases.
This Government-funded programme continues in order to help the citizens who are in need of these special treatments.
Source: Government Press Secretariat