Chief medical officer Nicole Montana kicked off Nauru

Chief medical officer Nicole Montana kicked off Nauru

Labor has drafted legislation aimed at speeding up the medical transfers of sick children from Nauru to Australia.

Ardern raised the issue with Nauru President Baron Waqa when she was on Nauru for the Pacific Islands Forum last month.

"A replacement senior medical officer is already in Nauru, there has been no impact on the services provided to transferees", the IHMS spokesperson told AAP.

The deportation comes as thousands of Australian doctors, government backbenchers and opposition parties all express serious concerns about the health of refugees and asylum seekers on Nauru.

According to sources at the meeting, Scott Morrison suggested resettlement could be an option, but only if the government was able to guarantee that asylum seekers were not able to make their way to Australia subsequently.

A taxpayer-funded doctor hired to look after asylum seekers on Nauru has been replaced after being deported from the island nation for breaching rules.

The group said at least 78 patients it had seen in detention over the past year had contemplated suicide or self harm.

Local and global condemnation is growing, but it could be a push by his own colleagues that forces Prime Minister Scott Morrison to act. MSF has then released a statement, saying it "strongly condemned" the Nauru's government for stopping its doctors from giving much-needed medical and mental health care. It was said to be because of a disagreement over medical transfers of the refugees.

"We want to reinforce our condemnation of this sudden decision and the way we were forced to end our activities".

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Amid the heightened health concerns, Mr Morrison signalled he is willing to accept New Zealand's offer to resettle 80 asylum seeker children and their families from offshore detention on Nauru.

Independent senators Derryn Hinch and Tim Storer, whose votes are also critical, said they had not been approached by the government for talks about the bill.

Mr Morrison is talking down the prospects of putting the bill to the vote this week.

She insisted the government hadn't only become open to the plan after political pressure from its own ranks or ahead of the Wentworth by-election.

Legislation issuing the lifelong ban of travelling to Australia has been stuck in parliament since 2016.

Labor has hit back arguing the ban didn't need to be in place for the Turnbull Government to make a deal with the USA to accept refugees.

"We're going to have to consider whether or not, as a result of our 2013 commitment (to offer to take 150 refugees from Nauru), we end up with people who are second-class citizens in New Zealand".

"We call on you to show your commitment to the strong health care system we have in Australia, which we are the guardians of, by accepting the recommendations of many medical experts and bringing these children and families to Australia so their health care needs can be met adequately, and with appropriate clinical oversight".

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