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Savita Halappanavar's husband says 'wife's death giving him strength to seek truth'

Source : ANI
Last Updated: Sun, Jan 20, 2013 10:50 hrs

The husband of Indian dentist, Savita Halappanavar, who died after she suffered a miscarriage in Ireland, said his late wife is giving him the strength to fight for the truth.

Savita had died in hospital on October 28 last year from suspected septicaemia.

The 31-year-old's husband, Praveen, said after her inquest was opened that 'it's not easy to sit there in the court to see all the proceedings'.

According to the Daily Mail, he said that he was getting the strength from Savita. She was that type of a person.

He claimed that doctors at Galway University Hospital refused to carry out an abortion 17 weeks into her pregnancy because a foetal heartbeat was present.

The family's legal team had previously said that medical notes they had seen did not record the request for a termination.

The hearing, which is expected to last more than a week, will begin on April 8 at Galway Courthouse.

John O'Donnell, junior counsel for Halappanavar, raised concerns about two more witnesses who have not, and may not, be able to assist the inquest due to personal difficulties.

Halappanavar, who works as an engineer at Boston Scientific in Galway, came to Ireland from India with his wife four years ago to start a new life together.

She had a job in Westport, Co Mayo and the pair lived in Galway city.

They were excited about the expected birth of their first child, which was due on March 20, that they had an early baby shower in recent weeks when Halappanavar's parents were visiting, the report added. (ANI)




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