Senate President Gaoteote Admitted at LBJ

Senate President Gaoteote Palaie Tofau was admitted to the LBJ Hospital yesterday afternoon.

KHJ News received confirmation that the Senate leader was taken by ambulance to the hospital around 1 pm.

Two people who were at the ER at the same time said Gaoteote was carried by stretcher from the ambulance.

A general description of his condition from a hospital source was that he was suffering from lack of rest and was advised to stay the night for observation.

The Senate President and gubernatorial candidate was scheduled to lead the Senate session today for the extended 2nd Special session of the 36th Legislature to discuss the Fiscal Year2021 budget for ASG.

At a cabinet meeting last Friday, Governor Lolo Moliga said that Lt Governor Lemanu Peleti Mauga was not present as he went to ER.

The governor asked for prayers for members of the cabinet who were hospitalized at that time, including Health Director Motusa Tuileama Nua and directors currently off island, Director of Marine and Wildlife Resources Vaamua Henry Sesepasara and Human and Social Services Director Muavaefaatasi John Suisala.

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