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Wednesday, November 17

Who is authorised to pull the plug?

Kaieteur News: "The country’s medical authorities may be finding themselves in a dilemma and entering new territory in the case of PNCR Parliamentarian, Winston Murray, who is currently hooked up on respiratory life support.
As a matter of fact, officials confirmed yesterday, the case may be unprecedented with the Georgetown Public Hospital not approached before to unplug machines that are hooked up on patients.
Hospital officials last evening confirmed that lawyers are examining the issue with no immediate, apparent provisions in law to address the issue.
Murray, who collapsed last Thursday, shortly after making his usual vigorous presentations during a sitting of the National Assembly, was declared ‘brain dead’ by Neurosurgeon, Dr. Ivor Crandon, who was flown in on a special charter."
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