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Call to improve Nauru, Manus health care

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April 21, 2017

A Senate inquiry has called for an urgent review of medical transfer procedures for asylum seekers.

A parliamentary inquiry into immigration detention centres on Nauru and Manus Island has been scathing of healthcare offered to asylum seekers and refugees.

A Labor and Greens-dominated Senate inquiry has been examining allegations of abuse, self-harm and neglect on the islands and released its report on Friday afternoon.

The report calls for an urgent independent review of medical transfer procedures and improvements to medical treatment options and mental health services for asylum seekers and refugees on both islands.

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