A renowned brain specialist, Dr. Chen Shuen-Shen, disagreed with the diagnosis by TVGH. He presented MRI images of President Chen’s brain to Legislation Yuan in a hearing to discuss his view. Dr. Chen believes that these white spots are stroke lesions. In a later interview with YAMS TV, he pointed out the difficulty President Chen has to identify objects is related to the damage to his left lobe of the brain. In addition to damages to his brain, President Chen also suffers severe depression and victim paranoia. TVGH did not list victim paranoia in its news release even though this symptom was agreed upon by both sides of doctors. Dr. Lin, deputy president of TVGH, did confirm the symptom of victim paranoia in the hearing of Legislation Yuan.
According to Dr. CD Kuo, testified at the same hearing at Legislation Yuan, President Chen's sleep apnea is very serious. He stops breathing over 50 times an hour. In other words, he stops breathing about 10-20 seconds every minute. Dr. Chen Shuen-Shen pointed out, in the same hearing, that severe sleep apnea could cause the oxygen level of the brain blood supply to drop below 70, which is a life threatening condition. Dr. Chen emphasized that only a hospital with both psychological treatment facilities and expertise in treating brain conditions is suitable to accommodate President Chen.
Dr. Chen Shuen-Shen stated without doubt if President Chen is sent back to the Taipei prison, MOJ and the prison authority could have high anxieties over his life. Therefore, relocating President Chen to a friendly living setting is a must. Reducing his stress level by relocating him to a friendlier and familiar living setting could slow down the damages to his small brain vessels and this reason alone qualifies President Chen for the medical parole according to law.
According to Dr. Ko Wen-Je, testified at the same hearing, the medical conditions of President Chen can only be worse because the conditions listed in the TVGH news release are only those agreed upon by doctors from both sides. Dr. Ko revealed that he visited the prison cell in which President Chen was imprisoned as a part of a Control Yuan investigation. The room is lighted by a big florescent light, 24 hours a day, for the illumination needed for a monitor. The monitor aims at the toilet hole and will expose President's private area every time he uses the toilet hole. President Chen often held his bladder to avoid exposing himself to the monitor. Over time, his bladder control has substaintially weakened.