Letters Refused asylum seekers

Impractical and unjust

BMJ 2008; 336 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39520.564792.3A (Published 27 March 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;336:684
  1. Duncan A H Edwards, general practitioner registrar
  1. 1Cambridge
  1. dedwards333{at}hotmail.com

    No matter where you stand on immigration, I find it hard to see how denying primary care to a person can be compatible with being a doctor.1 Credit to Iona Heath, and also Frank Arnold, for highlighting this looming injustice. Fairly recently, a politician also highlighted that a policy of excluding “illegals” is as impractical as it is unjust:

    “One of …

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