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HSE’s Savita inquiry details to be announced today

31-year-old Savita Halappanavar died from septacaemia at University Hospital Galway last month, after her request for a medical termination was refused.

Savita Halappanavar and her husband Praveen
Savita Halappanavar and her husband Praveen
Image: Photocall Ireland

THE HEALTH SERVICE Executive is one of two bodies due to carry out an investigation into the death of Savita Hallapanavar at University Hospital Galway in October.

The 31-year-old died from blood poisoning following a miscarriage.

Today it’s expected that the details of the HSE’s probe will be announced today, including the terms of reference and those appointed to be part of the inquiry team, reports RTÉ.

The inquiry is expected to take about three months, while a separate investigation is being carried out by the hospital.

According to the Irish Independent Savita’s brother Santosh Yalagi has said that he doesn’t want the HSE to be part of the inquiry into his sister’s death, and called for an independent inquiry.

Yesterday Savita’s parents slammed Ireland’s abortion laws, with her mother saying that they “killed her daughter” in an “attempt to save a four-month-old foetus”.

Yesterday Minister of State at the Department of Finance Brian Hayes said that the death of Savita Hallapanavar has likely damaged Ireland’s reputation.

Speaking to RTÉ’s News at One programme yesterday Hayes said that an he expects an early response from the Government on the contents of a report from the expert group on abortion.

The Health Minister Dr James Reilly has said that he will bring the details of the report to Cabinet as soon has he has examined  its contents.

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