CANBERRA, Australia – A doctors' group has called on the Australian government to bring a pregnant asylum seeker with health complications from the Australian immigration detention camp on Nauru to Australia to give birth.
Australian Broadcasting Corp. reported Friday that the 34-year-old Kurdish-Iraqi woman has diabetes, is in severe discomfort and is 40 weeks pregnant with her second child.
The Royal Australasian College of Physicians on Friday called on the government to listen to pediatricians and immediately transfer the woman to Australia.
An Australian doctor told the ABC he has been invited to fly to the Pacific atoll to treat the woman. The doctor refused because Nauru lacks medical facilities to treat her properly.
Immigration Minister Peter Dutton's office did not immediately respond to a request for comment.