A diplomatic incident has sparked an incredible incident at Doha’s Hamad Airport , where Australian flight passengers were forced to disembark and undergo an indiscriminate search following the discovery of a newborn baby abandoned in an airport toilet on October 2 and the newborn is receiving medical treatment from Doha .
The Canberra government has announced that the incident has been reported to the Australian Federal Police. Thirteen Australians are among those women from various countries who boarded a Qatar Airways flight and had to undergo a gynecological examination in an ambulance after the newborn was located, Seven News reported.
All the adult women on the flight, regardless of their age, were forced to disembark to undergo the examination , according to the testimony of two of them on the ABC network. Australian Foreign Minister Mariz Payne confirmed that the women had contacted the Australian government when the incident occurred and added that she had reported the incident to the Qatari ambassador .
The minister said the “paradoxical incident” was also reported to the Australian Federal Police. “This is an extremely unpleasant, offensive and disturbing event. I have never heard anything like this happen in my life, in any context. “We have made our views clear to the Qatari authorities,” she added.
“There is strong concern about the issue of securing women’s consent for a gynecological examination,” she said. “These are very personal and private issues,” she said. The women received medical and psychological support upon arrival in Sydney and began a mandatory 14-day quarantine at a hotel as required by the country, a New South Wales health official told Reuters.
Australian Kim Mills told the Guardian newspaper that she was among those forced to disembark and be examined , that they were taken to a dark parking lot where three ambulances were waiting. The women were asked to remove their underwear.