A panel of doctors set up under controversial medical transfer laws – which the Morrison government is pushing to overturn – has backed a minister’s refusal to transfer asylum seekers to Australia for medical treatment in a majority of cases referred to it. The Independent Health Advice Panel, made up of two government-employed doctors and three doctors nominated by peak medical bodies, agreed with the home affairs or immigration minister that patients in 9 of the 15 cases it considered did not need to be transferred under the so-called medevac laws. A panel of doctors set up under medevac laws found services PNG adequate for most of the cases it considered. Credit:Karleen Minney The doctors found that treatment available at the Pacific International Hospital in Papua New Guinea’s capital of Port Moresby was adequate for these patients, a summary of the panel’s report for the June quarter said. The […]