Most of this is needless suffering:

2018 December 4

“Kerala’s health index is top in the country in terms of overall health performance. But a worrying trend is casting a shadow over the state, that reveals many people are ending lives unable to cope with the illnesses they suffer from.” Read the report by The New Indian Express: In worrying trend, terminally ill people in Kerala choosing to end lives

For everyone who succeeds, how many dozens will be attempting and failing? And how many hundreds would be wishing they had the courage to try!

If only palliative care were integrated with treatment of diseases in tertiary, secondary and primary levels of care, most of such suffering could be avoided.

And it is all low-cost!

(Representational image courtesy The New Indian Express)

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