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Cerebral Palsy: Father moves HC to seek mercy killing for 23-year old


Cerebral Palsy: Father moves HC to seek mercy killing for 23-year old

He said the doctors have said she will never recover from the disease and will have to spend her entire life in the same condition.

Ahmedabad: The Gujarat High Court issued the notice to the state government on a petition by a man seeking mercy killing of his 23-year-old daughter suffering from cerebral palsy, a set of neurological disorders that affect muscle movement and coordination.

Justice A Y Kogje issued the notice to the government and the medical superintendent of Ahmedabad Civil Hospital on the petition filed by Devendra Rajgor, the father of Vaidehi.

In his petition, Rajgor said the elder of his two daughters suffers from cerebral palsy, an incurable disease caused by the disruption in brain development.

He sought direction to the respondent authority to end the “miserable life” of Vaidehi.

Her medical condition has been worsening day by day, he said, adding she suffers from a seizure, has difficulties in walking, eating, speech development, precise motion, vision and hearing, among other things.

Rajgor said his daughter is unable to move and her life is “not less than a curse” as she cannot perform routine chores and needs help from family members.

He said the doctors have said she will never recover from the disease and will have to spend her entire life in the same condition.

“She can breathe, see, understand, but she is in a pitiful situation, like a living dead body,” he said in the petition.

The Medical Dialogues team earlier reported that a similar petition was drafted in Madras High Court by the father of a 9-year old child who was suffering from epileptic seizures, caused by a disturbance in the electrical activity of the brain, ranging between 10 and 20 times a day when controlled by medicines.

He spent Rs 10,000 per month to meet medication expenses. Since all the doctors he had consulted had concurred that there is no scope of recovery in such a case, the petitioner urged the court to permit him to withdraw all forms of food, nutrition, and medicine to his son and smoothen his process of dying.

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    Dr Ramesh Vardhan March 14, 2019, 4:09 pm

    LIVE THIS PATIENT IN ONE OF THE SO CALLED PREMIER INSTITUTION OF OUR COUNTRY – AIIMS NEW DELHI, PGI CHANDIGARH, NIMAHS BANGALORE, JIPMAR PONDICHERRY , CMC VELLORE , ST JOHN\’S BANGALORE . For ever ,so that the stalwarts sittings as. ACCADAMICIANS CAN WORK DAY IN & DAY OUT TO MORE ABOUT SUCH CHALLENGING CASES . WHAT ARE THEY DOING SITTING IN AIR-CONDITIONED CHAMBER OF NATIONAL CAPITAL ? THE MOMENT YOU / WE PACK OFF THE BABUS THE BUEROCRATES FROM EACH AND EVERY ASPECT OF MEDICAL PROFESSION – LIKE HEALTH CARE & MEDICAL EDUCATION , THINGS ARE GOING TO DETORATE FURTHER . IF THE GOVERNMENTS ARE REALLY SERIOUS ABOUT THE HEALTH CARE SYSTEM AND MEDICAL EDUCATION IT SHOULD SUPPORT ONLY THE PROFESSIONALS IN A TURE SENSE BY TOTALLY KEEPING THE BABUS THE BUEROCRATES OUT OF THE SYSTEM FOR EVER. BRING BACK INDIAN MEDICAL SERVICES , WHICH was banned by the meanminnded crooks during Mr J LAL NEHRU TENURE . ( IT\’S OPEN SECRET THAT J LAL WAS DEAD AGAINST THE DOCTORS BOTH IN POLITICS AND IN PERSONAL LIFE. THE DEATH STORY OF DR SHYAMA PRASAD MUKHERJEE IS OPEN SECRET ).