ICMR says passive euthanasia is misleading term

Bengaluru: The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has described as deceptive the usage of the term, “passive euthanasia”, and mentioned it quite be known as “withholding or withdrawing futile remedy”.

The description is available in a document, Definition of terms utilized in limitation of remedy and providing palliative care on the end of life, released on the National Centre for Disease Informatics, ICMR, in Bengaluru on Monday, 3 days after the Supreme Court allowed passive euthanasia in case of a living will.


“The term would possibly comprise the which means of an aim to kill. We improve withholding or withdrawing futile remedy, which only prolongs the death procedure. We don’t improve an aim to kill. Using the more neutral term “withholding or withdrawing remedy” will facilitate public discussion on the subject,” the 54-page document says.


Dr R K Mani, group CEO and chairman of essential care, Nayati Medicity, Mathura, who took the lead in making ready the document by a group of experts, mentioned they are prepared to fulfill criminal authorities. “The term is complicated, deceptive and ambiguous. We will have to finalise the contours of the judgment’s implications with the well being ministry. The document can be submitted to the ministry and we’ll additionally enchantment to the Supreme Court on implementation of the procedure,” mentioned Dr Mani.


Though the document used to be prepared a lot sooner than the SC judgment, ICMR says it “is in consonance” with the March 9 order. Dr Roli Mathur, head, ICMR Bioethics Unit, who compiled the document, mentioned it’s nothing but a accident that it used to be released soon after the SC verdict. “Work on it began 17 months ago,” Dr Mani added.


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