Former Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Admitted to Intensive Care Unit at Motootua National Hospital

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Friday 14 January 2022, Apia Samoa. Samoa’s former Prime Minister and longest serving leader of the Human Rights Protection Party, Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi was admitted to the Tupua Tamasese Meaole (TTM) National Hospital at 10pm Thursday night and is currently being held at the Intensive Care Unit.

A Health Care worker who did not wish to be named said Tuilaepa was admitted at around 10pm on Thursday night, and is still being treated at the ICU.

“I cannot give any details, however, I can confirm that he was admitted last night and remains here at the ICU”.

Human Rights Protection Party (HRPP) Secretary and Spokesperson Lealailepule Rimoni Aiafi told Samoa Global News that Tuilaepa is well doing a lot better today.

“O le la ua faasolosolo manuia, ma e leai se tulaga e faapopoleina ai le atunuu”.

According to Lealailepule, Tuilaepa, who had become known as the father of the nation for his decades of service as Prime Minister, is being held for precautionary measures only to monitor a high fever and a common cold.

“His heart is strong, he is not diabetic, and his blood pressure is also good,” assured Lealailepule.

“O loo lelei lava le tata o lona fatu, o loo lelei le suka ma le koko maualuga.. ae o gasegase masani lava o le fulu ma le fiva”.

Lealailepule thanked the nation for their prayers, and the many well wishes received by Tuilaepa.

Samoa’s longest serving Prime Minister Afioga Tuilaepa Fatialofa Auelua Lupesoliai Neioti Aiono Dr. Sailele Malielegaoi was born 14 April 1945 – and turned 76 at his last birthday. Tuilaepa Sailele has served as the Prime Minister of Samoa and Leader of the Human Rights Protection Party for over 22 years, since November 1998.