Irish Minister for Health James Reilly said he had a duty of care to women to ensure there were not any unsafe practices in Galway University Hospital, where 31-year-old Savita died last month.
He said he wanted the Health Service Executive to get on with the investigation as quickly as possible.
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) yesterday removed three members of its seven-member inquiry team who were consultants at the hospital. The three are John J Morrison, Catherine Fleming and Brian Harte.
Savita's husband Praveen had refused to talk to the investigators, saying he would not consent to their viewing his wife's medical records as these three senior doctors of Galway hospital were part of the team that messed up his wife's case.
"The three doctors will not be part of the investigation and therefore different personnel who are competent, who are experienced and who have no connection to Galway University Hospital will be appointed," Prime Minister Enda Kenny said
However, Praveen said he would still not cooperate with any investigation run by the HSE.
He is seeking a public investigation of the death of his wife, who was refused termination of pregnancy despite miscarrying.
Savita had been 17 weeks pregnant and her husband says she asked repeatedly for a termination but was refused as there was a foetal heartbeat present.
Praveen told The Irish Times he and Savita's parents wanted a full public inquiry funded by the Department of Health and not by the HSE.
He said the removal of the three consultants from Galway University Hospital from the inquiry, announced by Kenny in the Dail (Parliament) yesterday, was not enough.
"I am not happy with it. They just set up a panel and didn't consult us at all. I am not happy with the HSE. The HSE are the ones who messed up Savita's care. Basically I am insisting on a public inquiry."
He said Savita's father, Andanappa Yalagi, had called him at 5 am yesterday to discuss progress on the inquiry. "They are very anxious to see what's happening. I said I had to keep the pressure on. I said I was not happy with the panel."
However, Reilly said a public inquiry would take longer to carry out than the private inquiry currently proposed and the answers to what happened would be "an awful lot" slower to come out.
Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin said today the Government is "open to any ideas" following Praveen's request for a full public inquiry.
But he stressed the Government does not want "a tribunal that goes on forever."
Who messed with savita to make pregnancy unsafe and then advised termination which was disallowed to start this debate? Maybe an fir against those to sabotage the abortion debate
My sympathies go out to the family for their tragic loss. As a Roman Catholic myself, I refuse to believe that the Almighty would want a mother's life to be lost when there is no chance whatsoever of the child being born. Thirty odd years ago a overzealous Catholic gynaec hospitalised me for one week when I was miscarrying, stating that the foetal heartbeats were still there. It is only now that I realise what a grave injustice was done to me for I too could have died of complications, leaving behind a grieving husband and a three year old son. No religion states that a mother-to-be's life should be forfeited when the foetus is obviously dying in the womb.
Maybe it's time for to you come back to your Indian roots? Perhaps, you can adopt an Indian religion from the very place you are from and residing.
@Gagan.. You are one sick SOB. What does this have to do with conversion or Indian religion. FYI, the Indian Health system is much more corrupt with little or no accountability. Next time think, pause and then post
The question here is not of any religion , i wonder it had been misquoted as well, it is safety and care of mother , who ever and whatever religion is foremost importance in medical care as well. Dr Krish
So Child Marriages, killing the girl child are sanctioned by the Hindu religion ? Do not draw wrong conclusions.
And does your religion allow the girl foetus to be thrown into wells and garbage ? See - how stupid answers deserve a stupid question ?
How would that help ? What kind of a reply is this ?
I came across few English documentary in Australia. The majority of people are Christians in particularly at Adelaide. Most of the young girls had became working women with out any advanced or skilled education. They involves themselves in the sexual activity at tender age, the girl or boys does not know their responsibilities. Once the child is born the boy abandon the girl and the child in a helpless manner. These helpless peoples were under the courtesy of the church for a short period.These people have became cheap labour with out any good education and they are highly indebted to church for life time. This link need to be probed in detail where the MTP is banned word in the country.