Qatar authorities have ordered a number of female air passengers for a medical examination after a newborn baby was found in the toilet at Doha Airport.

The Australian Foreign Minister has demanded from Qatar a report on the chain of events at the beginning of the month, which only came to light after passengers told about it.

The women were instructed to strip their lower bodies naked, after which the female doctor looked for signs of childbirth.

Wolfgang Babeck, a lawyer who was on the flight, told the news agency AFP that the women who returned to the plane were deeply shocked.

- Everyone was shocked, some were angry and at least one was crying.

No one could believe what had just been done to them, Babeck repeated.

According to Flightradar24, which tracks air traffic, the flight from Doha to Sydney was delayed by four hours on 3 October, presumably precisely because of inspections.

The mother of the baby has still not been found.

The little one is noticed by the social authorities and is well.