What follows is the medical report of the doctor who examined Thodoris in the Korydallos prison today, Wednesday August 19.
Today I examined Mr. Thodoros Iliopoulos in the Hospital of the Korydallos Prison in Athens, on the 41st day of his hunger strike. He has some significant (>20%) weight loss, with a serious loss of muscular weight. As of today he weights 47.7 Kg.
He is visibly worn down, pale and with tachycardia, stepping imbalance and inability for prolonged standing. His examination records reveal he often suffers low blood pressure and orthostatic hypotension. He mentioned a pre-fainting episode on August 18, 2009.
The lab results show a prolonged condition of serious underfeeding, with low cholesterol, urea, creatinine – while his blood is generally affected (low level of white corpuscles, reversed type of whites, loss of platelets).
Due to an insufficience of vitamin A, it is recommended that he immediately starts receiving Caps Eviol A 1X1.
In conclusion, Thodoros Iliopoulos is under imminent danger, not only of complications from his cardiovascular system but also the main nervous system – eyes, as well as an increased danger of infection.
His transfering to a state hospital is imperative, with the prospect of treatment by doctors of many different specialities and the ability for recovery if need be.