The Supreme Court on Friday declared that its judgment in the case of Aruna Shanbaug is “flawed.”The Constitution Bench was. The case before us is a writ petition under Article 32 of the Constitution, .. Finally, we have given our opinion in the case of Aruna Shanbaug. Pinki Virani had filed a plea in seeking that Aruna Shanbaug, who lived in a vegetative state for decades after a brutal rape, be allowed.

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Finally, we have given our opinion in the case of Aruna Shanbaug. Every Indian is proud of them. Menace reflex blinking in response to hand movements in front of eyes was present in both eyes and hemifields but brisker and more consistent on the left.

She was able to take oral feeds till 16th Septemberwhen she developed a febrile illness, probably malaria.

From the above examination, she has evidence of judgekent auditory, visual, somatic and motor primary neural pathways.

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But this may not always be so. Hence one is one’s brain. We have also heard learned counsel for the State of Maharashtra, Mr. These patients are unconscious. The committee of three doctors nominated by the Bench should carefully examine the patient and also consult the record of the patient as well as taking the views of the hospital staff and submit its report to the High Court Bench.

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The views of the near relatives and committee of doctors should be given due weight by the High Court before pronouncing a final verdict which shall not be summary in nature. Current controversies in states of chronic unconsciousness.


This patient can only nudgement maintained alive by advanced life support breathing machine or ventilator, drugs to maintain blood pressure, etc. We also wish to express our appreciation of Ms.

Can it be in the best interests of the patient that a doctor should be able to switch the life support system off, when this will inevitably result in the patient’s death? In our opinion, in the case of an incompetent person who is unable to take a decision whether to withdraw life support or not, it arunq the Court alone, as parens patriae, which ultimately must take this decision, though, no doubt, the views of the near relatives, next friend and doctors must be given due weight.

She calms down when people move out of her room. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress. These are given below.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress. In no other State in U. The question is sometimes put in striking or emotional arunw, which can be misleading. Sunaina Dutta and Mrs. By a 5 to 4 majority her plea was rejected. There is a plethora of case law on the subject of the Courts all over the world relating to both active and passive euthanasia. Latest Don’t need RBI’s reserves to meet fiscal deficit: The need to change euthanasia laws was triggered by the famous Aruna Shanbaug case.

A person attempts suicide in a depression, and hence he needs help, rather than punishment. It may be due to low levels of oxygen in the blood Deep tendon reflexes Reflex response of the fleshy part arkna certain muscles when its tendon is hit lightly with an examination hammer Dementia Disorder in which there is a cognitive defect, i. As a result, he suffered catastrophic and irreversible damage to the higher centres of the brain.


The Aruna Shanbaug case which changed euthanasia laws in India

We hold her in high esteem. Hence if the brain cells die, they usually cannot be replaced though sometimes one part of the brain can take over the function of another part in certain situations where the other part has been irreversibly damaged. The law allows a medical review board to suspend prosecution of doctors who performed euthanasia when each of the following conditions is fulfilled:. The true question is not whether the doctor should take a course in which he will actively kill his patient, but rather whether he should continue to provide his patient with medical treatment or care which, if continued, will prolong his life.

It is not necessary to refer shanbbaug detail to all the decisions of the Courts in the world on the subject of euthanasia or physically assisted dead p. Pinki Virani had filed a plea in seeking that Aruna Shanbaug, who lived in a vegetative state juvgement decades after a brutal rape, be allowed the dignity to arunx through passive euthanasia.

Xhanbaug could not move her hands or legs, could not talk or perform the basic functions of a human being.