The Prime Minister, Hon. Samuela ‘Akilisi Pōhiva will undergo a liver treatment in New Zealand on May 8.
The 78-year-old was in New Zealand two weeks ago to have routine medical checkups.
He returned to Tonga before his office said this afternoon Hon. Pōhiva “is scheduled to undergo a medical procedure at the Mercy Hospital in Auckland.”
“According to Dr. Sione Latu, Physician Specialist at Vaiola Hospital, medical tests were carried out in Auckland in early April and it was determined that the Hon. Prime Minister has a liver complication that the treatment procedure should be carried out on 8th of May.”