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Migration and Struggle in Greece

Emergency Medical Report – 22 February 2011

Posted by clandestina on 22 February 2011

Medical report

22nd February 2011

The hunger strikers have been refusing to eat for 29 days now. All of them are suffering considerable loss of body mass and the signs of fatigue and advanced exhaustion are apparent.

Four people have been hospitalized for having lost consciousness.

The majority show symptoms of frequently recurring postural hypotension, muscle pain, hypoglycemia, difficulty with moving, while some of them already have palpitations and cardiac dysrhythmia.

As doctors we are obliged to note that the hunger strikers are entering a phase where the continuation of fasting may cause irreversible damage to their health.

The Medical Health Team

Emergency Press Release

22nd February 2011

Today another 5 people were sent to hospital, raising the number of fainting episodes to  9.

Today is the 29th day of the hunger strike.

28-year-old Radwan fainted with a fall.

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