In a heart-wrenching case, a man from Agra has reportedly written a letter to President Pranab Mukherjee, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, seeking permission for euthanasia for his son, Vipin.
Still a young man, Vipin, is suffering from aplastic anaemia, ANI reported on Friday.
The family says that they have no money to spend on the treatment of their son, hence they have requested for either aide or mercy-killing.
Aplastic Anaemia is a rare disease, in which a body stops producing enough new blood cells. This causes a deficiency of all three blood cell types (pancytopenia): red blood cells (anemia), white blood cells (leukopenia), and platelets (thrombocytopenia).
Aplastic refers to inability of the stem cells to generate mature blood cells.
Though the treatment for aplastic anaemia is available but it is very expensive in India, as it needs whole body bone-marrow transplant. In India, the bone marrow transplant may cost at least Rs 10 lakhs or above.
Vipin who has been bed-ridden for some time now said, “I want to get well but no hope, so we have written a letter to PM, President and Akhilesh Yadav.”
“Please get my son treated, or give permission for 'iccha mrityu' (euthanasia) if treatment is not possible. We can't afford to spend more,” Vipin father said.