Withdrawing life-support and refusing to allow Alfie’s parents to take him home, feed and care for him, is, instead merely “redirecting care,” Dr. Singh said:
“This is not the killing of a child - this is redirecting care to make them more comfortable.”
In Alfie’s case, redirecting care to make him “more comfortable” means denying him food, water and life support. Dr. Singh doubled down on his claim, framing the withdrawal of life support as a way to make patients more comfortable and give them "the most dignifying life”:
“Withdrawing life support is not killing someone. It is redirecting care to make them more comfortable and give them the most dignifying life that you can.”
Dr. Singh also said pro-life Alfie supporters outside the Alder Hey Hospital protesting to save Alfie’s life are behaving “disgustingly”:
“There’s a small proportion who have - I will say it - behaved disgustingly.”
Dr. Singh is a clinical technician who works for the U.K.’s government-run health care system, National Health Service (NHS), which fought, and won, in court to end Alfie’s life.