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Passive euthanasia now legal in India

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Ebony Burgess | 11 March, 2018, 03:00

In asserting the right to die with dignity and giving legal sanction to passive euthanasia and living wills, Supreme Court has reiterated the individual's sovereignty over the body.

A five-judge constitution bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra observed that the failure to legally recognise advance medical directives may amount to "non-facilitation" of the right to smoothen the dying process and the dignity in that process was also a part of the right to life under Article 21 of the Constitution. India with its historic judgment joined the likes of South Africa and Japan to allow Passive Euthanasia. In a Living Will, one can outline whether or not they want their life to be artificially prolonged in the event of a devastating illness or injury. The Centre, through its draft "Management of patients with terminal illness-withdrawal of medical life support Bill', tabled in Parliament in 2016, had proposed that patients with terminal illnesses with no chance of revival be allowed passive euthanasia". Different counties have evolved different treatments of these factors when it comes to legality of passive euthanasia.

"First, because of rampant poverty where majority of the persons are not able to afford health services, should they be forced to spend on medical treatment beyond their means and in the process compelling them to sell their house property, household things and other assets which may be means of (their) livelihood". It is legal in handful of countries namely-Switzerland, Netherland, Canada, certain states in the USA. M R Rajagopal, chairman of Pallium India and a co-author of the study, said there are an estimated 10 million patients in India requiring palliative care every year.

Bhushan had filed a petition to the Supreme Court on behalf of a registered society, Common Cause, seeking recognition of the right to establish a living will.

The "advance directives" can be issued and executed by "next friend and relatives" of terminally ill people but a medical board to take a final call.

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Jan 23, 2014: A three-judge bench led by then CJI P Sathasivam starts final hearing in the case.

The court also spelt the guidelines to be followed in cases where there would be no advance directive, saying that such persons can not be "alienated".

SC said that "living will" be permitted but with the permission from family members of the person who sought passive euthanasia and also a team of expert doctors who say that the person's revival is practically impossible.

In Jaipur, Jain muni Tarun Sagar has welcomed the Supreme Court's verdict to allow passive euthanasia which was in consonance with the tenets of Jainism.

The case helped shed light on an extremely complex issue of medical ethics and law.On Friday, the court distinguished between active and passive euthanasia. He was seen on the TV lauding the verdict as a "historical ruling" and said, "The whole world takes birth crying, but Mahavira taught us to die laughing". "But I suspect that some of the procedures built into the implementation of advanced medical directives may be too cumbersome to be understood by the people who need them".

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