The news paper posts this question "Is it really true that President Chen is so sick that a medical parole is warranted?"
Dr. Ko stated that it is a no brainer that there would be problems with Abian's physical and mental states. He pointed out that Abian should be granted a medical parole without delay because Abian has demonstrated symptoms of anxiety, on top of his prostate tumors for which no biopsy has been performed.
Dr. Ko, along with Dr. Kuo examined Chen in jail on May 9th with only basic instruments. What worries Dr. Ko the most is the prostate tumor. According to Dr. Ko, it is conceivable that anybody can lose sleep over it because (after two months) there is still no biopsy scheduled to determine whether it is benign or malignant ( note that it was first discovered on March 9th).
Dr. Ko pointed out that many people thought President Chen was strong and fit but they forgot that he is over 60. In the past, as a President, he enjoyed a large entourages but now he is trapped in a cell of 60 sqft. Nobody can survive such an environment (for over 1250 days) without getting sick. Dr. Ko also indicated that President Chen was hoping that Tsai I-W of DPP would defeat Ma for the presidency. If that were to happen, even though he might not be released, his jailing condition would be improved greatly. His disappointment over Tsai's defeat and his anticipation of further torture in the coming four years could have depressed him greatly.
The prison authority, in rebuttal to Dr. Ko statement, announced this morning that Abian is in a stable condition and he carries his daily routines and visitations normally. The prison authority also stated that it will arrange a medical checkup for President Chen some time this week at Cheng Gung Memorial Hospital. (this is two weeks after both doctors declared Chen was gravely ill, with great risk of dying, after their examination.)
【2012/05/21 聯合晚報】@ http://udn.com/
(United Daily Night News) 2012-05-21
( Note：It was thanks to Prof. Jay Tu to tranlate this article into English. - Taiwan eNews)