Above is a scan of the official certificate of diagnosis issued by Taipei Veteran General Hospital (TVGH) on March 13, signed by Dr. Chou Yuan-Hua, who is the primary doctor for President Chen at TVGH. This report was released by the volunteer medical team for President Chen with permission from President Chen and his family. His illnesses are listed as severe depression, severe sleep apnea, atypical Parkinson's disease, and hemorrhoids. The medical advices from Dr. Chou are:
This patient is currently hospitalized. He suffers significant speech stuttering, hand trembling, depression, anxiety, insomnia, slow and uncoordinated movements and slowed cognitive processing. Scanned brain images indicate signs of mild brain degeneration. The patient will receive a hemorrhoids surgery on March 14 and we are preparing him for the surgery. After surgery, the patient needs rest for recovery. Due to his current various illnesses, the patient is not fit for appearing in court.
(Note that this certificate of diagnosis probably was submitted to a District Court so that President Chen could be excused from appearing in a money laundering case against him and his family (including his son and daughter in law). The presiding judge questioned why President Chen was not fit to appear in court based on the reasoning that he was able to meet many visitors at the hospital. The same judge also questioned why Mrs. Chen could not appear in court by stating that Mrs. Chen was able to visit President Chen at the hospital during the Lunar New Year. Mrs. Chen was paralyzed from waist down after a "political" accident in which she was run over three times by a truck On November 18, 1985, while with her husband on a trip to thank supporters after he lost the Tainan County mayoral election.)
新頭殼newtalk 2013.03.21 金名/高雄報導