Savita Halappanavar

  • Ireland performs first legal abortion after Savita case 23-08-2013 07:10 PM

    London:Ireland's first life-saving pregnancy termination has been carried out under a new law following last year's tragic death of an Indian woman who died after being refused an abortion at an Irish hospital. The country's first legal termination was carried out on a woman who had an unviable 18-week pregnancy...
  • Ireland: New law allows abortion if mother's life is in danger 12-07-2013 11:54 PM

    New Delhi: Abortion is now legal in Ireland on condition that it will save the life of the mother. The Irish Parliament passed the pro-abortion Bill after 48 hours of negotiations, all sparked by the Savita Halappanavar case. The law came eight months late for 31 year old Savita Halappanavar...
  • Even as Ireland votes to legalise abortion, Savita's father says justice not done to them 12-07-2013 03:58 PM

    The Ireland government has voted 127 to 31 to legalise abortion for life-saving cases. This comes after a day's heated debate following the death of 31-year-old Indian dentist Savita Hallapanavar, after being denied a life-saving abortion. But Savita's father AS Yalgi said he wants justice. The guilty should be punished,...
  • Ireland: Hospital staff failed to adequately assess Savita Halappanavar, says report 13-06-2013 11:46 PM

    Staff at an Irish hospital failed to adequately assess and monitor Indian dentist Savita Halappanavar who died after suffering a miscarriage, a key report on her death said on Thursday and warned that such incidents could happen again in the absence of clarity on abortion law. A clinical inquiry into...
  • Savita's death: Midwives warn of more tragedies 13-05-2013 03:30 PM

    London: Midwives and nurses in Ireland have warned that staff shortages at maternity units in the country could lead to a repeat of system failures that were blamed for Savita Halappanavar's death. The 31-year-old dentist had died at Galway University Hospital on October 28, 2012, after a miscarriage at 17...
  • Ireland: Savita's death prompts review of abortion laws 01-05-2013 05:14 PM

    New Delhi: The Irish cabinet has reached an agreement which will allow limited legal abortions for the first time ever. This historic bill is part of legislative changes that were promised after Indian dentist Savita Halappanavar died after she was denied a life-saving abortion. The new bill, which will have...
  • Savita Halappanavar's father to sue Ireland hospital 24-04-2013 05:20 PM

    London: The bereaved father of Indian dentist Savita Halappanavar has vowed to take legal action against the Irish hospital where his daughter died after being denied abortion last October, saying he is not satisfied with the probe outcome. "I believe we will never get justice from the Irish government so...
  • Savita's husband likely to pursue her case in European courts 20-04-2013 06:37 PM

    London: The husband of an Indian dentist, who lost her life after being denied an abortion in Ireland, has indicated that he would consider further action in the case through the courts in Europe after a jury at her inquest ruled that she died of medical misadventure. An 11-member on...
  • Ireland: Savita's husband 'optimistic' as verdict nears 19-04-2013 07:45 PM

    London: Indian dentist Savita Halappanavar's husband on Friday said he is hopeful of a fair verdict in the inquest into his wife's death following a miscarriage in 2012. "I am still optimistic. The question that has always been in my mind is why Savita died. It has been very tough....
  • Savita case: Midwife offers 'sorry' for saying Ireland disallows abortions 11-04-2013 09:57 AM

    London: A midwife has apologised for telling Indian dentist Savita Halappanavar, who had a miscarriage, that she could not have an abortion in Ireland because it was a "Catholic country". Ann Maria Burke admitted she made the remark to dentist Savita in University Hospital Galway just days before she died...
  • Savita Halappanavar death: Doctor admits system failures 10-04-2013 08:31 PM

    London: Savita Halappanavar's consultant obstetrician has admitted there were a number of system failures in her care at Galway University Hospital, where the 17-week pregnant Indian dentist died last October. Dr Katherine Astbury told the ongoing inquest into Savita's death at Galway Courthouse in Ireland that she was unaware of...
  • Ireland to begin inquiry into Savita Halappanavar's death 08-04-2013 10:10 AM

    Dublin: Ireland is set to begin an inquiry into the death of Indian dentist Savita Halappanavar. She had died in 2012 after an Irish hospital denied her an abortion due to the country's strict Catholic laws. More than 50 statements by health experts have been furnished in the case. Ireland...
  • Irish doctors reject motion supporting regulation of abortion 06-04-2013 09:29 AM

    London: The Irish Medical Organisation (IMO) has rejected a motion supporting regulation of abortion where there is a real and substantial risk to the life of a pregnant woman as in the case of Indian dentist Savita Halappanavar who died as a result of miscarriage. The motion was defeated by...
  • Savita death case: NHRC registers case 01-12-2012 08:44 AM

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  • Savita Halappanavar death: Ireland orders 3rd probe 24-11-2012 09:54 AM

    Dublin: Ireland ordered a third probe into NRI doctor Savita Halapannavar's tragic death at a Galway hospital earlier this month after her dentist husband Praveen claimed that crucial papers relating to her repeated requests for abortion were missing from the Galway University Hospital's files. Halapannavar was miscarrying and had repeatedly...
  • Savita's abortion requests missing from medical file 23-11-2012 06:05 PM

    London: Praveen Halappanavar, husband of an Indian dentist who died due to pregnancy-related complications after being denied abortion in Ireland, says the medical notes made available to him do not contain their repeated pleas for a termination, but mention trivial requests for tea and toast. "They have all the other...
  • Ireland to order statutory inquiry into Savita's death 23-11-2012 05:13 PM

    Bangalore: Ireland will order a statutory inquiry, in addition to the medical one, into the death of Indian dentist Savita Halappanavar due to pregnancy-related complications after being denied abortion, in a move seen as an attempt to meet her husband's demand for a full public probe. "... But we will...
  • Irish President intervenes in Savita death probe row 23-11-2012 06:07 AM

    Ireland: In a rare intervention, the Irish President Michael D Higgins came out in support of the demand of Savita Halappanavar's family for an independent inquiry into her death saying that any investigation 'must meet the needs of the family'. Meanwhile, Savita's husband Praveen Halappanavar told CNN-IBN that her medical...
  • I have no faith in Irish govt's probe, says Savita husband 22-11-2012 10:41 PM

    The husband of Indian dentist Savita Halappanavar, who died after being denied abortion, questions the credibility of the Irish government probe. ...
  • Cooperate in Savita case: Irish PM to husband 22-11-2012 11:59 AM

    New Delhi: The Prime Minister of Ireland Enda Kenny has claimed that Savita Halappanavar's husband was not cooperating in the investigation of his wife's death. The Irish Prime Minister requested Savitas husband Parveen to meet the head of the investigation team Sabaratnam Arulkumaran. Savita's husband has demanded for an impartial...
  • Ireland drops 3 doctors from Savita's death probe team 21-11-2012 06:05 AM

    New Delhi: Ireland has dropped three doctors of the Galway University Hospital from the team that will probe death of Indian dentist Savita Halappanavar, who died due to pregnancy-related complications after being denied abortion. An announcement in this regard was made by Prime Minister Enda Kenny in the Parliament barely...