On Euthanasia, Former CJI Dipak Misra Says Person in Persistent Vegetative State Should Not be Made Experimental Object
Former Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dipak Misra on Monday said a terminally ill patient or a person in persistent vegetative state should not be made an "experimental object". He further said that one must respect a terminally ill person's dignity.
Misra was speaking at Agenda Aaj Tak in New Delhi.
"Let us not make him [patient in persistent vegetative state] an experimental object. Let us respect his dignity and let us respect him humanity," he said, addressing the gathering.
On March 9, a five judge bench headed by the then chief justice of India, Dipak Misra, had recognised that a terminally ill patient or a person in persistent vegetative state can execute an "advance medical directive" or a "living will" to refuse medical treatment.