Thursday, 1 October 2015

Greece: Doctors warn that Evi Statiri's health has severely deteriorated

Evi Statiri's health has deteriorated severely, according to the recent medical report written by doctors Olga Kosmopoulou and Spyros Sakkas, who describe her suffering from acute appendicitis along with a variety of symptoms such as dehydration, postural hypotension, palpitations during standing-up, low blood sugar levels and disturbances of repolarization on the ECG. Evi was hospitalized on Monday, following two hypoglycaemic shocks as a result of her then two-week hunger strike.

The young woman's body was already fragile before the hunger strike as she was diagnosed with anaemia caused from iron deficiency and appeared to be having very low body mass index.

Evi is no longer receiving an IV treatment. She has lost 12.2% of her initial body weight so far and the appendicitis symptoms are becoming worse.

Doctors warn that continuing the hunger strike will cause irreversible damage to her body within a very short period of time and fears were expressed regarding the young woman's life. Evi is now entering a stage characterized by sudden episodes of arrhythmia (irregular heartbeats) which can put her life at risk.



(via BlackCat)

Photo: Evi Statiri at the window of the 'prisoner's room' where she is currently being held at Nikaia General Hospital.