Petition to Government of India: Protect Our End of Life Wishes Newsletter

2016 July 25

Protect End of Life Wishes

In the article titled “Why wouldn’t the government let me die in peace” published in Manorama dated 19 July, Dr M. R. Rajagopal called for opinions and views from readers regarding end of life care.

“A law covering end of life care is certainly needed. But it should be logical and ethical. Silence, yours and mine, will be dangerous at this juncture. This is our last chance to let the Government of India know our views.”

We have prepared the following petition to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India to protect our end of life wishes. The petition has been drawn up here: Protect our End of Life Wishes

Please read the petition and sign (enter your name and email) to show your support. Pallium India will collect all the responses and forward it to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India.

Click here to read the petition and sign your support: https://www.change.org/p/ministry-of-health-and-family-welfare-protect-our-end-of-life-wishes

One Response
  1. Narasimham PVL permalink
    July 25, 2016

    The use of the term ‘passive euthanasia’ in the draft bill is contested and rightly so. Most people simply cannot afford a ventilator. So opting against it cannot be termed as passive euthanasia. If it is, refusing to go in for dialysis or organ transplantation, where required, will also amount to that.
    Simply put, what is not a commission but is an omission is not euthanasia.
    Regards,
    Narasimham

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