Savita’s father to sue Irish hospital
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 we are definitely going to take legal action against the hospital (University Hospital Galway),” Andanappa Yalagi told the ‘Irish Daily Star’ from his home in Belgaum, Karnataka.
“No one has yet told us the real reason for my daughter’s death. I am not satisfied by the inquest because the truth about what led to my daughter’s death still has not come out. What I think is that the government and the doctors need to take responsibility for what happened to Savita but so far no one is doing that.
“No one from the hospital or the government — not the doctors, not the politicians — have spoken of the negligence that killed my daughter,” he added, in reference to the “medical misadventure” verdict at the end of a seven-day inquest at Galway Courthouse last Friday.
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