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Thursday, Sep 24, 2020


Jan 10, 2020 05:59
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... read more
Nov 07, 2019 21:05
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. read more
Oct 25, 2019 19:59
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. read more
Jul 29, 2019 14:34
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 euthana... read more
Jul 13, 2019 09:00
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... read more
May 12, 2019 07:42
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. read more
May 10, 2019 09:49
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. read more
Apr 23, 2019 15:58
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... read more
Sep 10, 2018 23:56
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. read more
Aug 30, 2018 11:32
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. read more
Jul 21, 2018 23:48
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. read more
May 11, 2018 07:49
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. read more
May 10, 2018 19:56
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”. read more
May 10, 2018 17:27
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. read more
Apr 15, 2018 16:26
Called the “Sarco”, short for sarcophagus, the 3D-printed machine comes with a detachable coffin, mounted on a stand that contains a nitrogen canister. read more