Aust doctors offer treatment to Manus refugees

Manus Island: Top Australian doctors offer free medical treatment asylum seekers  –  ABC News 27 Nov 2017

A group of Australia’s most senior doctors, psychiatrists and surgeons have written an open letter to the Federal Government offering to fly to Manus Island and treat asylum seekers and refugees for free.

Key points:

  • Call for immediate independent review of asylum seekers’ health
  • The group say they are “deeply concerned” about the men’s physical and mental health
  • Federal Government has not responded to the request

The 18 clinicians include leading psychiatrist and former Australian of the Year Professor Patrick McGorry, editor of the Medical Journal of Australia Professor Nick Talley, and the president of the College of GPs, Professor Bastian Seidel.

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