Six weeks since being brought to Australia for treatment, Nauru refugee yet to see doctor

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Hazara woman Narges, who is at risk of hearing loss and cerebral abscesses, says she was handcuffed en route to appointment which was cancelled

A young woman, transferred to Australia from Nauru for medical treatment six weeks ago, is yet to see a specialist and claims she was handcuffed for a medical appointment which was then cancelled.

According to medical reports, Narges, an Afghan Hazara refugee in her 20s, is in danger of permanent hearing loss, and risks developing meningitis and skull infections without early specialist treatment.

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