Inquest on death of asy­lum seeker

Fiji Sun - - World News -

Can­berra: An inquest in Aus­tralia has heard that an Ira­nian asy­lum seeker who died af­ter con­tract­ing sep­ti­caemia on Manus Is­land needed ur­gent treat­ment that was de­layed. Hamed Ke­haz­aei died in a Bris­bane hospi­tal in 2014 af­ter his leg be­came in­fected at the Aus­tralian de­ten­tion cen­tre in Pa­pua New Guinea. A para­medic, Rafael Cruz, has told an inquest at the Bris­bane Coroner’s Court that Mr Ke­haz­aei was ad­mit­ted with a fever on Au­gust 23. Mr Cruz said Mr Ke­haz­aei was clearly ill and doc­tors re­quested an ur­gent med­i­cal trans­fer off Manus Is­land, but it was more than 36 hours un­til he was medi­vacced first to Port Moresby, then to Bris­bane. A re­port in ahead of the inquest sug­gested the Aus­tralian im­mi­gra­tion de­part­ment de­layed the trans­fer, anx­ious to keep asy­lum seek­ers out of Aus­tralia. The inquest con­tin­ues. RNZI

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