The 2 June edition of The Times of India reports on the death of nine-year-old Karthik at the hands of his parents while in a hospital at Kanhangad in Kasaragod district, where the boy had been undergoing treatment. His parents then killed themselves.
A post related to this news story on the Pallium India website asks these four haunting questions:
- Will someone stop to think: why was the child in unrelieved pain?
- Did he have access to pain relief?
- Was the child offered palliative care?
- Did the place have access to oral morphine which is in India’s essential medicine list?
Read more on the International Children’s edition of ehospice.