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監委完成陳水扁醫療案調查 建議保外就醫

監委黃煌雄調查前總統陳水扁的醫療人權案,歷經626天,今天結案。黃煌雄在調查報告中指出,當扁的病況已歷經《監獄行刑法》所規定「戒護外醫」及「移送病監」的治療過程,而仍然有持續惡化的趨勢,因此,現在是到了應該對陳前總統慎重考量「保外醫治」的時候。黃煌雄下午將與台大醫師柯文哲舉行記者會說明。

黃煌雄表示,1年多前,扁已移至台北榮總「戒護外醫」,後續又「移送病監」接續治療,儘管台中監獄及其委託之台中榮總都已努力改善扁的生活環境設施及醫療照護措施,且已達醫療極限;但扁手抖、口吃等病情並未見改善,更先後出現尿失禁、跌倒及嗆咳等新的症狀,且新的症狀又日趨嚴重惡化。

黃煌雄指出,本案諮詢醫療專家都認為,扁因身心持續受到極大壓力,並沒有因為居住環境改善,而有解緩的現象,部分病狀如漏尿情況反而惡化,且新增吞嚥嗆咳的危險情況,居家照護可以有效改善心境與重度憂鬱症,也會對其他病況有良性的影響。從醫學專業的立場,居家照護是目前扁最佳的醫療措施;另考慮國家形象、社會安定與家庭因素,居家照護也是最適當的處置。

由於本屆監委將在7月底卸任,黃煌雄表示,鑑於扁為卸任國家元首,並兼有病人、受刑人身分,在我國民主憲政史上實代表一個先例。他深感有責任將調查案立案以來,有關扁的治療過程列入文獻保存,因此,懷著嚴肅的心情,負責的態度,整理「陳前總統醫療人權案調查綜整說明」,一方面提供行政院參酌並自行列管,同時作為他這屆監委任期屆滿前的歷史交代。(吳家翔/台北報導)

2014-06-11

 

According to Apply Daily (see the link below), Control Yuan member, Mr. Huang Huan-Hsiung, completes his investigation into the case of (lack of) medical care of President Chen in prison and suggests home care for him in order to stop the rapid deterioration of his health. Mr. Huang's term ends in July (he is not re-nominated by Ma for a new term) and he expresses his desire to complete his investigation before his term ends so that an important archive can be established to detail the medical conditions and (lack of) medical care for the former president. His investigation took over 626 days, starting from when President Chen was rushed to Taipei General Veteran Hospital in 2012. Mr. Huang provided four pictures to depict the rapid deterioration of President Chen's health. In the first picture, taken on Oct. 17, 2012, President Chen was able to stand upright by himself. In the second picture, taken on May 3, 2013, he could walk by himself, though clearly with some struggles. In the third picture, Sept. 24, 2013, in only four months, he could no longer walk without a walking stick. In the fourth picture, Jan. 22, 2014, another four months later, he could no longer walk.

Mr. Huang also details many new symptoms, which clearly indicate that President Chen's life is in clear and present danger. His severe depression never improves due to the imprisonment and the only way to release the pressure of being watched and controlled 24/7 is leaving the prison and going home to receive care from his family. This conclusion by Control Yuan concurs with the official diagnosis and treatment issued by Taichung Veteran Hospital (see page 5 of the link below)

http://www.taiwanenews.com/doc/weekly125.pdf

Jay Tu

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