Taiwan News: Nauru Refugee Medical Treatments, Lee Teng-hui in Japan

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Date: 2018/06/25
By: International Community Radio Taipei (ICRT)

Photo Credit: Reuters / TPG

Australia’s de-facto embassy in Taiwan is thanking the government for providing quality medical care to more than 10 international refugees housed at an offshore immigration detention center on Nauru, the island nation in Micronesia, off the northeast coast of Australia.

The Australian Office Taipei said all the refugees agreed to be treated in Taiwan and to return to Nauru once they have been discharged from hospital and Taiwan has won global praise for its quality medical care.

However, some refugees claimed to lawyers in Australia that they had been unable to give informed consent to treatment due to language difficulties.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs says the medical care program has been running under a memorandum of understanding signed with Australia in September of last year. The deal is part of efforts on behalf of Australia’s government to avoid asylum seekers held in detention camps on Nauru from applying for permission to enter Australia on medical grounds.    [FULL  STORY]

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