Let-be or Let-go?

The following article is based on my own interpretation of the said events. Any material borrowed from published and unpublished sources has been appropriately referenced. I will bear the sole responsibility for anything that is found to have been copied or misappropriated or misrepresented in the following post.

Abhiraman Goud G C L, MBA 2015-17, Vinod Gupta School of Management, IIT Kharagpur

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The more discussed, the more controversial it gets. This is the most sensitive aspect of human “LIFE”. Should terminally ill patients live on ventilator? Few might opine yes while few might not. But I feel one shouldn’t give up on  life.

At a very first glance, it appears to be a simple thing to let one decide to live or die. But this goes against the very rule that committing a suicide is a crime. Despite the ailment, the hunger to survive can always make a difference. The presence of the person may make his family feel much better. If the financial status of the family comes into picture, then I would say nothing is precious than life.

Second, this might open a loop hole in the jurisdiction. There’s always a probability that this law, if introduced, can be misused.  Out of greed for money or fear of death, hospitals might end up creating such fake records for people and thereby turning out to be slaughterhouses for humans.

End of the day this  is my opinion. What I feel right might not be the same for others. Let’s see what step the Apex court takes.

Reference:

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Should-terminally-ill-patients-live-on-ventilator-SC-asks-Centre/articleshow/50598295.cms

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