Passengers were forcibly subjected to body examinations after the discovery of a premature baby abandoned in the toilets at the airport in the Qatari capital, Doha, according to press reports confirmed by AFP.
Doha International Airport reported that “medical staff had expressed concerns to airport officials about the health and well-being of a mother who had just given birth and asked to be located before she do not leave “.
13 Australian women from Qatar Airways flight #QR908 were taken to ambulances where they underwent examinations to find out whether they had recently given birth.
“The newborn remains unidentified, but it is in good health in the hands of medical and social workers,” the airport said, calling on anyone with information about the mother to share it.
Due to the incident, one of the flights, Qatar Airways’ QR908 to Sydney, was four hours late,
Doha Airport called on Sunday for the baby’s mother to come forward, suggesting that the exams had been for nothing.
Australia authorities are expecting a report on the matter from the Qatari government.