Health Minister Adam Niedzielski was asked on Saturday on the RMF FM radio about the death of a pregnant 30-year-old Izabela in a hospital in Pszczyna. – This is a very difficult matter that requires clarification – he emphasized. He added that he had asked a national gynecology and obstetrics consultant to issue a communication that “will make it clear that a woman’s safety, in the event that it has happened, is a reason to terminate the pregnancy.”
At the end of September, she died due to sepsis in a hospital in Pszczyna in the Silesian Voivodeship pregnant woman of thirty. According to the messages she sent to her mother, the doctors were to wait for the fetus to die. The woman wrote that she was afraid for her life. This case was described on October 29 by legal counsel Jolanta Budzowska, representative of the deceased family. In her opinion, this is a consequence of last year’s judgment of the Constitutional Tribunal, chaired by Julia Przyłębska, which tightens the abortion law.
Hospital on Friday suspended the doctorswho were on duty during the stay of a pregnant 30-year-old girl.
Niedzielski: this matter requires clarification
The Minister of Health, Adam Niedzielski, was asked about the matter on Saturday on the RMF FM radio. – This is a very difficult matter that requires clarification, and the distribution of political doctrines around it is simply out of place and is also a disrespect for those who have been affected by this tragedy – said the head of the health ministry.
Niedzielski informed that this case would be investigated by the prosecutor’s office. He added that he ordered the National Health Fund to conduct an inspection of the hospital where the tragedy took place. – These are activities that will take a while – he noted. When asked who was responsible for the death of 30-year-old Izabela, Niedzielski replied: – I will not be passing sentences today. I need information provided.
He said he had asked the national consultant for gynecology and obstetrics to issue a communication that “will make it clear that a woman’s safety, in the event it has happened, is a reason to terminate the pregnancy.” As he noted, “the essence of this message is to give a clear signal that you do not have to be afraid of making such difficult decisions in obvious situations”.
The aftermath of the Court’s judgment? “Perhaps some interpretation of this judgment could have worked that way”
When asked whether the tragedy in Pszczyna was the result of a judgment of the Constitutional Tribunal from a year ago, Niedzielski stated that “we still have an interpretation that allows termination of pregnancy, especially in the event of a woman’s life in danger”. – This policy should be applied – he stressed.
Noting that doctors are simply afraid to perform an abortion, he replied that “perhaps some interpretation of this ruling could have worked that way, hence these guidelines will be issued.”
In the minister’s opinion, the matter of the death of 30-year-old Izabela is a matter of weeks or months. – The NFZ inspection will certainly end sooner and after it we will at least have knowledge whether the procedures that were carried out there were correct, whether there was a correct staffing on duty and this basic information will slowly show us in which direction the explanation should go – added.
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