Jayapataka Swami: We don’t particularly give any opinion on these things usually. What we are concerned with is that where does the soul go after death? If you can read Srimad Bhagavatam or Bhagavad-gita to the person who is injured this way, if they can hear, they can, in the next birth assuming that they have to leave, if they pull out the plug immediately, if they stay for sometime. So the point is to help them to reach the next destination. But sometimes by hearing the Srimad Bhagavatam, they may get so purified that they can recover. We try to rather help a soul to reach a transcendental destination and that is our primary concern. We put Ganges water on the head, give them charanamrita, read the Bhagavad-gita and Srimad Bhagavatam, and this way try to help the soul to transcend the conditioned state that she is in.