- Jan 22, 2011
Unusually for Wednesday, Prime Time are on air for a Special tonight where Miriam O’Callaghan interviews Praveen Halappanavar, husband of Savita.
Today saw Praveen Halappanavar saying he will not meet the chairman of the Health Service Executive Inquiry into his wife Savita's death - the family wants a public inquiry funded by the Government.
Mr Halappanavar said he has no confidence in the HSE to lead the investigation, as he fears there could be some bias if it is carried out by people paid by the Executive. He went public with his story because "there was nothing happening for two weeks. I had to answer the family back home... They couldn't believe it. It was such a simple case." He said "they should have thought about the bigger life when they couldn't save the baby".
Meanwhile, the Irish Patients' Association has asked Health Minister James Reilly to allow the independent health watchdog, the Health Information and Quality Authority, to conduct the investigation.
… and so it goes on, and on. Tonight Prime Time’s interview should be well worth a look ..
Halappanavar will not meet HSE inquiry chairman - RTÉ News
Probe into Savita shambles goes from bad to worse - National News - Independent.ie
Reilly won't halt HSE inquiry as husband vows boycott - News, Frontpage - Herald.ie
Kenny appeals to Savita husband - The Irish Times - Wed, Nov 21, 2012
Savita Halappanavar inquiry: doctors dropped over hospital links | World news | The Guardian
BBC News - Savita Halappanavar: Galway doctors dropped from death inquiry