Bureaucracies in medical decisions4 min read . Updated: 30 Jul 2017, 11:19 PM IST
The more the government is involved in regulating healthcare, the more bureaucracy is likely to creep into life-and-death medical decisions
Everyone who has been touched by the case of Charlie Gard is in a terrible position. This 11-month-old British boy, born with an extremely rare mitochondrial DNA disorder that has damaged his brain and left him unable to move his limbs, has been in a hospital for months. Now it appears he will never go home again, not even to die. His parents lost their fight in the British courts to bring him to the US for an experimental treatment, and now they have been denied their request to let his family have his last hours at home.
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