Clinicians ‘deeply concerned’ about physical and mental health of men removed from former detention centre

A group of Australia’s most senior clinicians has offered to conduct free health assessments of the refugees and asylum seekers on Manus Island to ensure they are not being deprived their human rights.

In an open letter signed by 18 current and former heads of peak medical bodies and royal colleges of medicine, the clinicians said they were “deeply concerned” about the ongoing physical and mental health of the men who were removed from the decommissioned detention centre last week.

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