Doctors fear Nauru refugee boy will be disabled

“Australian doctors fear an 11-year-old refugee boy living in the community on Nauru could be permanently disabled if he does not receive urgent surgery on his arm.

Doctors for Refugees co-founder Barri Phatarfod is concerned those resettled on the island are not getting access to appropriate medical care.

Nauru doctors are still dithering on whether to operate, Dr Phatarfod said.

She said 11 Australian doctors, including an orthopedic surgeon, a radiologist and an emergency physician familiar with the case, have all said surgery is required otherwise he will lose complete function of his arm.”

Click here to read the story in the Sydney Morning Herald.

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