February 10, 2012
The world’s first mobile team to administer euthanasia in patients’ homes will be launched next month.
Units will be dispatched when family doctors refuse to administer lethal drugs on ‘ethical’ grounds.
They are expected to send the number of euthanasia cases in Holland soaring, with pro-campaigners claiming they will end the lives of an additional 1,000 patients a year.
Officially, 2,700 Dutch people a year choose assisted suicide, but critics say the real figure is far higher.