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- Hours before dying on Friday, 60 year old Escobar celebrated what he called victory in his two-year battle with a lung ailment that left him unable to breathe on his own.
Published on Jan 09, 2022 04:33 AM IST
With the Sarco machine passing legal scrutiny in Switzerland, its creators are likely to put it up and ready for operation in the country from next year.
Published on Dec 07, 2021 01:46 PM IST
Written by Joydeep Bose | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Spain is following the footsteps of Iberian Peninsula neighbor Portugal, whose parliament approved similar bills to legalize physician-assisted suicide and euthanasia in February.
Published on Dec 17, 2020 10:09 PM IST
Madrid |Associated Press | Posted by Kunal Gaurav
Active euthanasia is illegal in India while passive euthanasia is permitted after a 2018 Supreme Court judgment in the case of Common Cause vs Union of India. Passive euthanasia, however, entails withholding of treatment necessary for continuance of life.
Published on Jan 10, 2020 05:59 AM IST
DNAR guidelines will apply to situations when doctors feel revival of patients with incurable condition will be inappropriate, non beneficial, aggravate suffering and interrupt the natural dying process, says the draft.
Updated on Nov 07, 2019 09:07 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Rhythma Kaul
The town of Diest in northern Belgium, where Vervoort was born, set up a book of condolence and carried a long message on its website about the woman it called “our Wielemie”, a reference to the wheels of her wheelchair.
Updated on Oct 25, 2019 07:59 PM IST
Devmuni Singh Yadav, father of three boys, in a letter to the Prime Minister and chief minister Nitish Kumar, had requested the government to arrange for treatment of his children who suffer from a rare muscular disorder, otherwise allow for euthanasia.
Published on Jul 29, 2019 02:34 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Sasaram |Prasun K Mishra
A penurious family in Bihar’s Sasaram town in Rohtas district, pleading for euthanasia, has written a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi as the government has failed to arrange for the treatment of its three sons suffering from rare congenital muscular disease that has left them paralysed at juvenescent ages.
Updated on Jul 13, 2019 09:09 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Sasaram |Prasun K Mishra
Upset with an unstable career and lack of marriage prospects, a 35-year-old man wrote to Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis’ Office seeking permission for euthanasia.
Updated on May 12, 2019 09:19 AM IST
Pune |Asian News International
Nayab Subedar Vijay Kumar wrote to the President requesting euthanasia after failing to get the bodies of his parents who were murdered in January 2018.
Updated on May 10, 2019 09:52 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Kota |Aabshar H Quazi
Euthanasia is illegal in China but it has been discussed sporadically in government, medical and legal circles. The discussion seems to be picking up pace with the revised draft sections to be part of a draft civil code and submitted to the National People’s Congress’ plenary session in March 2020.
Updated on Apr 23, 2019 04:00 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Beijing |Sutirtho Patranobis
The court directed the team consisting of three experts was to report whether the persistent vegetative state criteria was fulfilled and if there was any scope for the boy’s treatment.
Published on Sep 10, 2018 11:56 PM IST
Press Trust of India, Chennai |Press Trust of India
The Indian Society of Critical Care has proposed a two-tier system to allow decisions to be jointly taken between authorised relative of the patient and the treating team of ‘three’ senior doctors.
Published on Aug 30, 2018 11:32 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Mumbai |Aayushi Pratap
In letter to the Aligarh district magistrate, Gopal Das ‘Neeraj’ had expressed his wish to be ‘free’ from his body, which was becoming a ‘burden’ because of continued illness.
Updated on Jul 22, 2018 08:18 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Agra | HT Correspondent
A thirty-four-year-old undertrial, arrested in 2016 in a double murder case, has asked a Maharashtra Control of Organised Crimes Act (MCOCA) court permission to end his life.
Updated on May 11, 2018 10:41 AM IST
Hindustan Times | Charul Shah, Mumbai
At present, Spain bans anyone from causing or cooperating with the death of another person suffering from “a serious, terminal illness or one that causes serious, permanent ailments that are difficult to endure”.
Published on May 10, 2018 07:56 PM IST
Press Trust of India, Madrid | HT Correspondent
David Goodall, who had been barred from seeking help to end his life in his home country Australia, did not have a terminal illness but said his quality of life had deteriorated significantly and that he wanted to die.
Updated on May 10, 2018 05:28 PM IST
Called the “Sarco”, short for sarcophagus, the 3D-printed machine comes with a detachable coffin, mounted on a stand that contains a nitrogen canister.
Updated on Apr 15, 2018 04:34 PM IST
Agence France-Presse, Amsterdam | HT Correspondent
An explainer on how a living will, or advance medical directive, can be drafted and executed, after the Supreme Court in a landmark judgement allowed passive euthanasia in India.
Updated on Mar 09, 2018 09:07 PM IST
SC was hearing a plea by NGO Common Cause to declare ‘right to die with dignity’ as a fundamental right within the fold of right to live with dignity.
Updated on Mar 09, 2018 06:11 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi |HT Correspondent