Víctor Escobar's right under Colombian law to die with dignity has been put on hold Friday because he is not a terminal patient, it was reported.
Colombian health authorities had second thoughts Saturday about administering a euthanasia procedure to a 51-year-old woman suffering from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and ordered its cancellation because the required criteria had not been met.
Brazilian Senator Otto Alencar spoke of cases of “disguised euthanasia” in the medical insurance company Prevent Senior, which is also suspected of having prescribed hydroxychloroquine to COVID-19 patients.
Colombia's Health Ministry has issued Resolution 971, setting out the guidelines regarding the carrying out of euthanasia procedures, which has sparked some controversy among national lawmakers.
Spain has become the fourth European country where terminally ill patient can seek an assisted suicide treatment – or euthanasia- to put an end to their suffering.
Peru authorized for the first time to respect the decision of a psychologist to end her life when she deems it convenient and ordered the medical authorities to elaborate a protocol for the fulfillment of her wish.
The World Medical Association has reaffirmed its long-standing policy of opposition to euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide.