Manus Island’s hospital CEO claims no knowledge of alleged rapes

Dr Otto Numan told journalists today his staff treat asylum seekers up to twice a week.

"I've never been involved in the medical treatment of anyone from the regional processing centre in Lombrum for treatment of sexual assault," he said.

"Also I haven't been informed of any."

Police also said they had not heard any reports of rape at the centre, but have investigated other incidents such as minor assaults.

Former head of occupational health and safety at the centre, Rod St George, alleged on Tuesday night acts of self-harm and attempted suicide were occurring "almost daily" on Manus Island.

"I've never seen human beings so destitute, so helpless and so hopeless before," he told SBS's Dateline program.
"In Australia, the facility couldn't even serve as a dog kennel.

"The owners would be jailed."

Australia's Immigration Minister Tony Burke today announced he will travel to Manus following the