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Need to form judicial-medical experts committee to deal with these cases on a fast track basis. Aleem.M.A., Hakkim. A.M. BMJ 2017;358:j3666

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Restoring balance to “best interests” disputes in children

BMJ 2017; 358 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.j3666 (Published 02 August 2017)

Cite this as: BMJ 2017;358:j3666

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Need to form judicial-medical experts committee to deal with these cases on a fast track basis

In recent days inadequate knowledge gathering through the net and social media may mislead people in many ways regarding the medical management of diseases and looking after terminally ill patients. People may request the treating doctors or the insurance company or the government to prolong the life of their patients as in this case till a newer line of treatment, with or without drugs available.

So a permanent a committee with judicial and medical experts should be formed at district, state, natonal and international levels to make the final concrete decision in cases like this within a specific period of time.

Competing interests: No competing interests

04 August 2017

M.A. Aleem

Neurologist

A.M.Hakkim

ABC Hospital

Annamalainagar Trichy 620018 Tamilnadu India

@drmaaleem

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