Detainees ‘still helped’

The Courier-Mail - - NEWS -

MED­I­CAL sup­port is avail­able for detainees on Nauru, but the Fed­eral Gov­ern­ment doesn’t make “a big song and dance about it”, ac­cord­ing to the Prime Min­is­ter.

Scott Mor­ri­son said the Gov­ern­ment ar­ranged fur­ther med­i­cal sup­port for detainees on the is­land na­tion when re­quired, but doc­tors who were re­cently asked to leave Nauru said the asy­lum seek­ers were suf­fer­ing “ab­so­lutely dev­as­tat­ing” men­tal con­di­tions.

“We just get on and help peo­ple and pro­vide the care that is nec­es­sary,” he said.

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