Singapore yet to see UK-style test case

Alfie Evans died in April nearly a week after his life support was withdrawn.
Alfie Evans died in April nearly a week after his life support was withdrawn.PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE
Supporters of the fight to save baby Charlie Gard at a rally outside the High Court in London last July.
Supporters of the fight to save baby Charlie Gard at a rally outside the High Court in London last July.PHOTO: EPA-EFE

Singapore has yet to have a test case of desperate parents fighting doctors in court to prolong treatment for their children, even when it may seem inhumane.

But there were two recent cases in Britain that captured the world's attention - 23-month-old Alfie Evans died in April and 11-month-old Charlie Gard died last year after the courts declared that life support should be withdrawn, both against the parents' wishes.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on June 03, 2018, with the headline 'Singapore yet to see UK-style test case'. Print Edition | Subscribe