London: A key report on Indian dentist Savita Halappanavar's death in Ireland that is expected to make significant recommendations on abortion laws in the predominantly Catholic country is set to be published soon.

The report by a review group appointed by Ireland's Health Service Executive (HSE) is also expected to make recommendations on the management of complicated obstetric emergencies, including sepsis which led to Savita's death at a Galway hospital last October.

"There was a brief discussion around the Savita Halappanavar report. It is due for publication in the coming days...before the end of the week," an Irish government spokesperson said following a Cabinet meeting chaired by Minister for Health James Reilly.

Savita had died of septicaemia (in her 17th week of pregnancy) at University Hospital Galway and an inquest into her death held in April heard that she had been denied a potentially life-saving termination on the grounds that Ireland is a "Catholic country".


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