Fiame Administration allocates additional $6 million for treatment scheme overseas


An additional $6 million tala has been allocated for the Samoa Medical Treatment scheme overseas. 

During a recent press conference, Prime Minister Fiame Naomi Mata’afa confirmed that a total of $5 million was approved in the current budget, but due to the demand for treatment overseas, Cabinet has approved an additional $6 million tala. 

This will allow more patients to seek medical treatment in New Zealand. 

The Fiame Administration is working a long-term plan to ensure that medical treatments are conducted locally rather than sending patients overseas which is costly. 

Furthermore, the Prime Minister made a public plea for members of the public to seek medical treatment if they feel unwell as early detection saves lives.