Tongan Government plans to construct new hospital

It's been six years since the deadly tsunami washed away more than half of the building that houses Niuatoputapu’s hospital.

Since then nothing has been done to replace the hospital. Currently all medical treatment is conducted in a classroom in Falehau, says Radio Tonga.

The Minister of Health, Dr Saia Piukala said government hopes to commence construction of the new hospital this year, with funding support from the European Union.

The Minister was briefed on the state of the health services in Niuatoputapu during the Royal Agricultural Show on the island.