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The Bench directed Dean of Government Kanniyakumari Medical College to examine the condition of the mother and file a report whether treatment may be given or euthanasia be done.
A panel of medical experts has been formed to examine a nine-year-old child, comatose since birth, and submit its recommendation on the plea made by the child’s father seeking permission.
Born in 2008, the boy suffers from epileptic seizures that may occur 150 times a day.
It was against this backdrop that Chennai-based animal rights activist Muralidharan brought her troubles to the notice of the High Court and sought permission to euthanise her.
ICMR to release a report on end-of-life care that will be used in implementing SC ruling on 'living will'
Officials in country’s top health research authority said that the report, to be released in Bengalauru, will define over 25 terminologies related to end-of-life care.
Many would say India is not an easy country to live in. But dying well in India is an even more difficult exer cise. In 2011 and 2015, The Economist published Quality of Death reports.
The Supreme Court today came out with safeguards on "advance medical directive" or 'living will' which would enable a terminally-ill patient to refuse medical treatment.
The Supreme Court in a landmark judgement on Friday recognised a terminally ill patient's right to refuse medical treatment through an advance medical directive or a living will.
He said the apex court ruling was "disheartening" as it did not deal with the issue of active euthanasia or "assisted suicide" for which he has been campaigning.
The CJI in his judgement quoted Tennyson who in one of his works said, "No life that breathes with human breath has ever truly longed for death".
Medical community welcome 'living will' judgement but some also caution against misuse and pressured use
It’s a profound, landmark judgement which will define doctor-patient relationship and ensure the process of dying is extremely private as it should be, said a critical-care expert.
Kerala Catholic Bishop Conference president Archbishop Soosa Paikam said the verdict was "painful" and would have disastrous consequences.
The Supreme Court’s judgement on passive euthanasia has brought a breakthrough in the debate on whether the right to die can be made a fundamental right.
Pinki Virani had filed a plea in 2009 seeking that Aruna Shanbaug, who lived in a vegetative state for decades after a brutal rape, be allowed the dignity to die through passive euthanasia.
Following is the chronology of events related to today's landmark verdict by a five-judge Constitution bench, recognising 'living will' to be made by terminally-ill patients for passive euthanasia.