Mr Dutton said on Saturday there were
Mr Dutton said on Saturday there were "significant numbers of medical staff" on Nauru. AAP Image - Mick Tsikas

Dutton defends stats of hospital capability on Nauru

IMMIGRATION Minister Peter Dutton has defended the quality of hospital medical services for pregnant women in asylum seeker detention on Nauru.

His comments come as a Somali refugee remains in a Brisbane hospital after she and her newborn son were medically evacuated from Nauru in a critical condition.

Ian Rintoul, from the Refugee Action Collective, said 22-year-old Naima Ahmed was 32 weeks pregnant when she underwent a caesarean section operation on Thursday.

The ABC understands Ms Ahmed has been taken off life support and her condition is slowing improving.

Mr Dutton said on Saturday there were "significant numbers of medical staff" on Nauru who provided care to asylum seekers in detention.

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