Tarunika (3), the second daughter of the Priya-Nadesalingam couple, who was detained at the Christmas Island refugee camp, was rushed to Perth Hospital last night for a medical emergency.
She was diagnosed with a blood infection and was taken to Perth Hospital for further treatment.
It is said that Tarunika had been suffering from high fever, vomiting, and diarrhea for the last ten days on Christmas Island. So she was subsequently taken to Perth for further treatment by Christmas Island doctors.
The detention camp life of the Priya-Nadesalingam couple and their two daughters born in Australia, Gobika and Tarunika, whose asylum application was rejected, had reached three years last March.
Tarunika, in particular, has spent her entire life in detention camps.
Tarunika is said to be the only child who has lived for a long time in a detention camp.
Nadesalingam and Priya arrived in Australia separately by boat in 2012 and 2013 to seek asylum in Australia.
The Australian Immigration Service is in the process of deporting Nadesalingam and Priya, whose asylum applications were rejected and their bridging visas expired in early 2018.
In March 2018, the family was forcibly deported from the Biloela area of Queensland, where they had lived for a long time, and detained at a Melbourne immigration detention center after the attempt was eventually thwarted due to legal action.
The Nadesalingam-Priya family filed a lawsuit against the deportation, which was dismissed by the Melbourne Federal Circuit Court on June 21, 2018.
Following this, the Immigration Department, which was in the process of deporting the family again, handed over the letter the day after the verdict. But the deportation of the family was prevented for the second time as they had appealed against the court order.
However, the federal court, which heard the family’s appeal on December 21, 2018, dismissed it and ordered the family to be deported. The family later filed a petition in the High Court which was also dismissed.