New Zealand’s Ministry of Health (MoH) confirmed that a new law allows for physicians to receive about $1,087 for each patient they “euthanize” – and the qualifications for euthanization are minimal.
Stuff, the island country’s most popular newspaper, reports that almost anyone can qualify to be euthanized, including not only covid patients with symptoms but also people who test “positive” for the virus and become too scared to keep on living.
“Could a patient who is severely hospitalized with Covid-19 potentially be eligible for assisted suicide or euthanasia under the [End of Life Choice Act], specifically as it relates to ‘severely hospitalized’ covid patients?” the anti-euthanasia group DefendNZ asked in an Office Information Act (OIA) request last month to the MoH.
“In some circumstances, a person with Covid-19 may be eligible for assisted dying,” the government later responded.
A more in-depth statement from the MoH explains that in order to qualify for assisted suicide, a patient must have a “terminal illness that is likely to end their life within six months.” This technically includes patients who test positive for covid, seeing as how the government and media have trained everyone to believe that the Fauci Sniffles is a certifiable death sentence.
It is up to the patient’s attending medical practitioner (AMP) or an independent medical practitioner to make that determination. And the MoH clearly states that this is determined “on a case-by-case basis,” meaning potentially anyone could be deemed eligible.
Saving lives, one assisted suicide at a time
As for the cash payments, doctors who perform a euthanasia death can basically “expense” it with the government, which has set aside large sums of cash for reimbursement.
Only 96 of New Zealand’s roughly 16,000 doctors have said they plan to participate in the program, which is at least some what encouraging. And all but one of the nation’s 32 hospices have likewise indicated that they do not plan to euthanize covid patients.
This could change, though, if the profit stream later grows more appealing to the current holdouts.
“It is bizarre that a country which has been trying to protect it citizens by closing down completely from a virus from which people can fully recover … is now suggesting that these patients should be killed by their doctors,” stated Baroness Finlay of Llandaff, a U.K professor of palliative medicine. Read Full Article >