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Savita's family alleges medical negligence

Belgaum, Nov 14, 2012, DHNS :

Even a fortnight after the death of Savita Halappanavar in Ireland, her father Andanappa Yalagi is  yet to come to terms with the loss of his daughter.

When a Deccan Herald correspondent approached him Wednesday night, he reluctantly opened the door and replied to questions. Grief was writ large on his face and he blamed medical negligence for 31-year-old Savita Halappanavar’s death.

“My daughter was healthy and she had no medical complications. She died because of medical negligence,” Yalagi, who retired from the KPTCL as executive engineer, added.
Savita was an intelligent student and had done well in studies, Yalagi said. Savita has a sister.

He wanted the Indian government to pursue the case of abortion to save the lives of mothers in countries which are opposed to abortion and prevent deaths.

Savita, who was 17 weeks pregnant, died on October 28 at University Hospital Galway in Ireland as the country’s Constitution bans abortion.

She was married to Praveen Halappanavar, a native of Haveri, four years ago. The couple were living at Galway since 2008.

Yalagi said Savita completed her dental education at KLES Institute of Dental Sciences. She had also passed an examination for practising in Ireland and was working there on contract basis.

 Savita was cremated at Sadashiva Nagar crematorium on November 3, he said.


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