Doha : 13 Australian women were stripped naked and searched after a new born baby was found in the toilet at the Hamad International Airport in Doha.
As per a report by Channel Seven, they were taken to an ambulance and asked to remove all their clothes including their underwear before being examined. The women were not told why they were being examined before boarding the Qatar Airways flight on 2 October.
The Australian Government has raised “serious concerns” with Qatar after this incident.
“We have formally registered our serious concerns regarding the incident with Qatari authorities and have been assured that detailed and transparent information on the event will be provided soon,” a spokesman for the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade told local media.
A spokeswoman for Hamad International Airport said: “Medical professionals expressed concern to officials about the health and welfare of a mother who had just given birth and requested she be located prior to departing” the airport.
The baby has not yet been identified and is currently being cared for by medical and social workers.
Inputs : BBC NEWS