A man from Canada who was suffering from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis chose to be euthanized after the funding for the twenty-four-hour care was denied by the provincial government which he needs to stay at his place with his eleven-years old child.
Sean Tagert who was 41 years old, was given medical assistance for suicide at his place on 7th August, as per the report of CBC.
The Executive director of the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition, Alex Schadenberg told that when a person is refused to be given the necessary care, he might, out of despair, opt for euthanasia.
He had an idea this would happen and sadly, it did. Schadenberg told LifeSiteNews.
In 2013, Tagert was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. He told the CBC almost a year ago about the agreement by Vancouver Coastal Health to fund his home care for twenty hours a day.
However, Tagert, who was previously working as a heavy-duty mechanic, had exhausted all his savings at this point, was in need of round-the-clock care, particularly for the removal of fluid from his tracheostomy site, and for turning him every half hour, according to the report by CBC.
This all cost 263.50 dollars a day which was not affordable for Tagert.
Initially, the Vancouver Coastal Health agreed to offer to move Tager to George Pearson Centre in Vancouver where he would have been provided with 24-hour residential care.
There is a huge range of options regarding care for those with complicated health needs, inclusive of 24/7 residential care,” Vancouver Coastal Health told CBC at the time.
However, gaining 24/7 care was the requirement at that time which was extremely difficult, especially after the refusal by the provincial government to completely fund home care.
After suffering from a cardiac arrest two years back, Tagert was put on a ventilator. Since then he lived life support, totally immobile, communicating by means of eye-tracking computer setup,” according to the Facebook statement.
If the system finds death as more efficient then death it will be. Rather than finding measures for serving Tagert and his son, the health care system of Canada found it more convenient to kill him.