New concerns over refugee healthcare

As the first group of asylum seekers transferred to PNG’s Manus Island under the new scheme settled into their new accommodations earlier this month, doctors criticised the “rushed” policy which some argued would result in substandard healthcare.

President of GP advocacy group Doctors Action Dr Adrian Sheen — who has himself worked in many south pacific nations — said lax health services were already resulting in unacceptable health standards in PNG.

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