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Thursday 21 June 2018

Savita 'would be moved' by tributes

THE father of tragic Savita Halappanavar believes his daughter would have been "deeply moved" by a series of events staged to mark the one-year anniversary of her death.

Andaneppa Yalagi said memorials held in a number of Irish cities brought home the "pain and grief" his family is enduring 12 months after Savita's death.

But he said he was touched by the efforts made to remember his daughter in Dublin, Cork and Galway. "We saw the events remembering Savita and we thank the Irish people," he told the Herald. "Great kindness was shown in your country. There were memorials also here in India."

 

TOUCHED

 

MR YALAGI SAID HE BELIEVED HIS DAUGHTER WOULD HAVE BEEN TOUCHED BY THE PRAYER SERVICES WHICH TOOK PLACE LAST WEEK.

And he added that he hopes no other women will die in circumstances like his daughter.

Savita was 17 weeks pregnant when she began to miscarry and was admitted to Galway University Hospital in October last year. The young dentist was refused a termination and died after complications worsened.

A report by the Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) found that there was a failure to provide the most basic elements of care.

Health Minister James Reilly said the report made for disturbing reading. He is due to met Savita's widower, Praveen Halappanavar, later this month.

noconnor@herald.ie

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