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Medical college dean told to examine comatose woman

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.

published on : 12th September 2018

Euthanasia plea: Panel to assess child’s condition in Chennai

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.

published on : 11th September 2018

Man seeks nod for euthanasia for 9-yr-old son

Born in 2008, the boy suffers from epileptic seizures that may occur 150 times a day.

published on : 21st August 2018

With Madras High Court's euthanasia order, relief at last for temple elephant

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.

published on : 22nd April 2018

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.

published on : 11th March 2018

Living will: Just beginning of a long road

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.

published on : 11th March 2018

Supreme Court proposes safeguards on 'living will' for terminal patients

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.

published on : 10th March 2018

All you need to know about living will for passive euthanasia

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.

published on : 10th March 2018

Supreme Court ruling disheartening as it deals only with passive euthanasia, says 87-year-old

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.

published on : 10th March 2018

Supreme Court quotes intellectuals in historic verdict on passive euthanasia

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".

published on : 9th March 2018

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.

published on : 9th March 2018

SC verdict on euthanasia could be misused, says Kerala Catholic Bishop Conference

Kerala Catholic Bishop Conference president Archbishop Soosa Paikam said the verdict was "painful" and would have disastrous consequences.

published on : 9th March 2018

Supreme Court verdict puts India on list of few nations with euthanasia laws

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.

published on : 9th March 2018

Aruna Shanbaug case played large role in SC’s landmark verdict on passive euthanasia

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.

published on : 9th March 2018

Chronology of events that led to Supreme Court recognising 'living will' of terminally-ill patient

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.

published on : 9th March 2018
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