Govt not in favour of law for euthanasia

Government told the Rajya Sabha that it is not in favour of a law for euthanasia.

Written by Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: August 14, 2013 1:20 am

Holding that the Hippocratic Oath taken by doctors is against intentional or voluntary killing of a patient,the government on Tuesday told the Rajya Sabha that it is not in favour of a law for euthanasia. “The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare is not in favour of enacting the Bill (on mercy killing)…There is no proposal under consideration at this stage for making law on this subject,” said Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad.

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