CALLS have been made to legalise euthanasia in Fiji to be included in the next constitution.
Doctor Etika Vuniyabola highlighted this as part of his submissions to the Constitution Commission.
Euthanasia refers to the practice of intentionally ending a life in order to relieve pain and suffering.
In his submission, Dr Vuniyabola proposed that this subject be earnestly considered and accepted for the sake of the people in need of its role as a solution to their silent sufferings and helplessness when mental and physical incapacitation had no available cure and solution.
"The environmental affective states of suffering have contributed to the misery of underprivileged people leading to unsalvageable poverty," Dr Vuniyabola said.
He said this provision of the constitution would ease the pressure and stress of affected subjects on their human rights of freedom and liberty.
He informed the commission that they could decide for their costless measures.
He said in his submission that it was a peaceful and painless method of terminating their sufferings and helplessness on voluntary basis.