Mandela doctor advises family to turn off life support

Thursday, July 04, 2013

Print this page Email A Friend!



KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Doctors treating Nelson Mandela said that he was in a "permanent vegetative state'' and advised his family to turn off his life support machine.
According to a report from WWW.news.com the doctors said "he is in a permanent vegetative state and is assisted in breathing by a life support machine. 
"The Mandela family have been advised by the medical practitioners that his life support machine should be switched off,'' the report said.

ADVERTISEMENT




POST A COMMENT

HOUSE RULES

1. We welcome reader comments on the top stories of the day. Some comments may be republished on the website or in the newspaper � email addresses will not be published.

2. Please understand that comments are moderated and it is not always possible to publish all that have been submitted. We will, however, try to publish comments that are representative of all received.

3. We ask that comments are civil and free of libellous or hateful material. Also please stick to the topic under discussion.

4. Please do not write in block capitals since this makes your comment hard to read.

5. Please don't use the comments to advertise. However, our advertising department can be more than accommodating if emailed: advertising@jamaicaobserver.com.

6. If readers wish to report offensive comments, suggest a correction or share a story then please email: community@jamaicaobserver.com.

7. Lastly, read our Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy



comments powered by Disqus
ADVERTISEMENT

Poll

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Today's Cartoon

Click image to view full size editorial cartoon
ADVERTISEMENT