Amnesty International: Australia has reduced medical services to detained asylum seekers
09:14 - 19/05/2018
Information / Baghdad ..
A report by Amnesty International revealed that the Australian government has reduced support for medical care at asylum centers outside Australia, located on Manos Island in Papanogeinia.
The charges came after the government handed over medical services to another institution with a temporary contract early this month, according to international media.
The International Medical Service, known as IMHS, provided medical services to asylum seekers for many years before ending its contract with the government in April.
"The organization has heard testimonies from many refugees who said they were waiting for months before getting any medical help, although many of them were suffering from kidney disease and other cancerous diseases," said Amnesty International refugee coordinator Graham Tom.
Among these testimonies was the story of a refugee who was suffering from health problems in the stomach and kidney. A temporary pillar was placed on him, which would be removed after 6 weeks. However, this did not happen. He is now suffering from bleeding due to the presence of this pillar And health problems associated with kidney and stomach.
Earlier, the United Nations refugee agency warned of what it described as "shocking" effects of long-term detention of asylum seekers in Australian detention centers on remote islands, warning that their situation was "appalling". Long years, stressing that the fate of asylum seekers who come to its territory through smuggling will be detention in remote islands in the Pacific without the hope of acceptance. Ending / 25