Published on: July 12, 2016

“You don’t need a law to provide palliative care”, says Lawyer Girish Gokhale.

Hey, medical system, sit up and listen.

Mr Gokhale, your question shames us. We are prepared to discuss endlessly about artificial ventilation of dying people. We have been discussing that for 20-odd years of course; but that does not deter us; we go on and on.

But we are reluctant to make palliative care part of health care delivery. Maybe it is too inexpensive to be attractive to us!

Read the report in Times of India dated 11 July, 2016: Doctor group seeks law to spare patients needless med spend

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