A plea has been filed in the High Court of Delhi by a woman who wants to stop her friend who is diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue System from going to Europe for Euthanasia. She sought the court’s direction to the Centre to not give emigration clearance to her friend.
The petitioner stated that his friend has made false statements to Indian and Foreign authorities to get travel clearance. The Petitioner also seeks direction to the Centre to form a Medical Board to examine his friend’s condition.
As per the petitioner, Chronic Fatigue Syndrom is a complex and long-term neuroinflammatory disease which is a poorly understood condition and the research for the disease is in early stages.
The petitioner submitted that his friend travelled to Zurich, Switzerland for Euthanasia through an organisation called Dignitas that provides physician-assisted suicide. The petitioner said that the friend in question has already travelled to Zurich for his psychological evaluation and is now awaiting the final decision from the organisation.
The petitioner requested the court’s assistance as his friend has become adamant and wants to go for Euthanasia while his old parents still hope that their child will get betterment treatment and his condition would improve.