Confusion as refugee healthcare provider pulls out of Manus Island
By Nick Baker – SBS News – 28 April 2018
The Department of Home Affairs is downplaying fears of a healthcare “crisis” among refugees on Manus Island.
The government has been slammed for a lack of transparency amid news that the healthcare provider for refugees on Manus Island will wrap up its work on Monday.
The International Health and Medical Services (IHMS) has been providing healthcare for refugees on Manus for several years but their contract is due to expire on April 30.
However, despite the looming end date, the government did not publicly indicate a new provider was confirmed until Friday. Although details still remain scant.
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