The Australian Medical Association is calling for independent oversight of health care provided to detainees on Manus Island and Nauru.
The association made the call in its submission to the Senate Inquiry on serious allegations of abuse, self-harm and neglect of asylum seekers detained offshore by Australia.
In its submission, the association repeated its call for the release of all children from detention as well as citing examples of detainees not receiving adequate healthcare for sickness, injuries sustained from assault, and mental disorder following sexual assault.
The association's vice president Dr Tony Bartone says the detainees should receive the same level of healthcare as any Australian citizen.
He says the company providing healthcare for the detainees needs oversight.