Doctors risking jail over hospitalised refugee child

MEDICAL staff have an ethical obligation to keep an asylum seeker baby at the Lady Cilento Children's Hospital in Brisbane, a doctors group says.

Protesters have been maintaining a vigil outside the South Brisbane hospital since Friday night in support of the doctors, who will not discharge the one-year-old girl known as Asha until a "suitable home environment is identified".

Asha is in a stable condition after she was accidentally burnt by boiling water in a tent on Nauru in January.

Her parents have been allowed to stay in Australia while their daughter is being treated.

All three are due to be sent back to Nauru.

Read more at ABC News Online

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