Vegetative State

  • Mandela not in a vegetative state: South African government July 5, 2013

    Johannesburg: The South African government has dismissed media reports that said anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela was in a permanent vegetative state with a life support machine keeping him alive in hospital. "The Presidency has noted media reports about the condition of former president Mandela and would like to make a...
  • Report medical negligence cases to consumer court: Dr R Ramnarayan April 2, 2013

    A young woman and mother of two, Shailaja has been reduced to a completely vegetative state reportedly because of an anaesthesia overdose she underwent while in for a surgery. Today, she cannot eat, speak or move. She is completely immobile, all because her family say an overdose of anaesthesia. What...
  • Ramadas meets family of woman incapacitated post surgery March 30, 2013

    Bangalore: Karnataka Health Minister SA Ramadas on Saturday met the family of the woman who was left severely incapacitated because of a botched surgery in a Bangalore Hospital. The minister had earlier promised quick action after a CNN-IBN Citizen Journalist campaign exposed the hospital's negligence during the victim's treatment. Ramadas had...
  • Patients are conscious in vegetative state: study February 10, 2010

    Some patients thought to be "vegetative" - unaware and unresponsive - may actually be conscious; just unable to show it -- until now. That's the finding of a new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine. ...