Call by two of the country’s peak medical organisations comes after revelation more than 50 people on Nauru requiring care have been barred from transfer

Refugees and asylum seekers held offshore who require advanced medical treatment should be immediately brought to Australia for care, two of the country’s peak medical bodies say.

Guardian Australia revealed this week that more than 50 people currently held on Nauru are on the overseas medical referral (OMR) list. They have been recommended by doctors for transfer to Australia for required high-level care, but have either been refused, or simply not considered, by the Nauru hospital’s OMR committee.

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