Will the Madras HC allow Passive Euthanasia for a nine-year-old child?

Meera Emmanuel August 24 2018

The Madras High Court has been moved to permit what could become the first recorded instance of passive euthanasia for a minor child.

The plea was admitted by the High Court earlier this week. Today, the Bench of Justices N Kirubakaran and S Baskaran also directed a three-member panel comprising of Dr Reginald (Neurosurgeon), Dr P Ramachandran (retired Paediatrician) and Uma Maheshwari (CMO, Central Government Health Scheme, Chennai) to nominate three experts to examine the child within two weeks.

With a premium account you get:
  • One year of unrestrcited access to previous interviews, columns and articles
  • One year access to all archival material
  • Access to all Bar & Bench reports