Iranian asylum-seeker’s death preventable: Australia court

Iranian asylum-seeker’s death preventable: Australia court

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The death of an asylum-seeker held at a remote Australia-run Pacific camp from an infection was “preventable” and Canberra should improve healthcare services for detainees, a coroner ruled Monday. Under Canberra’s harsh immigration policy, asylum-seekers who attempt to reach Australia by boat are sent to detention centres in Papua New Guinea and Nauru for processing. The government contracts a medical provider to deliver health services at the camps, but doctors have previously criticised the facilities as inadequate.