Baby on Nauru in grave danger

Dear Prime Minister,

There are serious concerns for the welfare of a two-week baby boy on Nauru. The baby was born to Iranian refugees on 12 January.
The baby has a seriously infected umbilicus that has been left untreated since Thursday after the baby’s mother was turned away at the Nauru hospital being told that the baby was too young for antibiotics and to bathe the infection with salty water.
The infection had become so severe by Thursday night that the baby’s feet were swollen and bleeding. Doctors took six attempts to get intravenous drip into the baby late Thursday night (Nauru time). Yet no antibiotics were administered until Friday lunch-time. It seems that the antibiotics were only administered after advocates had contacted IHMS and Border Force in Australia.