Radio W has exclusively obtained the opinion of the National Institute of Forensic Medicine and Forensic Medicine which states Former Cucuta mayor Ramiro Suárez Corso in serious health condition And he cannot continue to be deprived of his liberty.
The five-page forensic document describes seven illnesses he suffered from and his inability to move and perform basic activities on his own. Unable to undress, bathe, go to the bathroom, dress, move or walk.
Also specify that you need permanent help from the right person.
Radio W learned that the statutory physical examination was conducted on December 18 It is clear that Suárez Corso has the following conditions, which require first-level comprehensive treatment, access to emergency services in case of decompensation, etc.
- Inclusion body fibroids
- Heavy reliance on basic activities of daily living (Bartel 35 points)
- chronic pain syndrome
- Control systemic arterial hypertension
- Control type 1 diabetes
- mixed dyslipidemia
- Disorders of sleep initiation and maintenance
Likewise, legal medicine concludes that “Positive findings include severe decrease in muscle strength and sensitivity of the lower limbs and left upper limb, loss of reflexes, muscle atrophy, and hypotonia of the lower limbs.Pain refers to a passive arc of lower limb movement, no grip or clenching strength in the left hand, and severe dependence on performing basic activities of daily living based on a score of 35 on the Barthel Scale.
In view of this, the medical examiner makes the following recommendations
- Continuously ensure the medication prescribed by the treating physician and the dietary conditions prescribed by nutrition and dietetics.
- Requires evaluation, management and professional medical monitoring in the Department of Internal Medicine, Neurology, Physics, full compliance with the orders of these specialties: laboratory, auxiliary clinic, imaging studies, drug formulation, diet, treatment, mutual consultation, etc. and control. Doctors perform examinations on a cycle determined by them.
- Likewise, comprehensive management by your designated primary health service and access to emergency services in the event of decompensation of your disease or clinical condition is necessary.
However, the most serious case confirmed by forensic experts is that the former mayor of Cucuta is unable to move on his own and is therefore unable to carry out daily hygiene activities.
“In his current condition, his functional autonomy is impaired, which prevents him from independently performing basic activities of daily living (undressing, dressing, bathing, toileting, ambulation, walking, etc.), and Requires certain special handling and care conditions, as well as permanent assistance from trained personnel” said the opinion.
Based on the suffering faced by Suárez Corso, the National Institute of Legal Medicine and Forensic Medicine concluded that the deprivation of his liberty should not continue.
“CONCLUSION: IN ASSESSING MR. RAMIRO SUAREZ CORZO’S PRESENT SITUATION PThey allow serious health conditions due to disease and in their formal conclusion are incompatible with life“.
The former mayor of Cucuta was sentenced to 27 years in prison for murder.
Since September 14 last year, he has been transferred from the Erasmo Meoz University Hospital in Cúcuta to the La Picota Prison in Bogotá, where he is still being held in the ERE Sur (Emergency Cell).
lawyer Felipe Alzate, defender of former mayor Ramiro Suárez Corzohe assured Radio W that he had sought through all legal and legal resources, Demonstrate that your client’s health condition is serious and requires urgent, timely, appropriate and effective care.
He also pointed out that due to the seriousness of the former mayor’s condition, permanent care is needed to ensure that his condition is treated, noting that there is a care center specialized in chronic or palliative care.
Alzate also told radio station W that Bogota’s 15th Sentence Execution and Security Measures Court did not consider the request, despite being aware of his client’s situation.
Background on this case
On December 14, Radio W exclusively published the Ombudsman’s Office report He warned that the “health and dignity conditions” of former Cúcuta mayor Ramiro Suárez Corzo in his cell in Bogotá’s La Picota prison were inhumane.
then, Ombudsman’s office asks judge to enforce sentence and take security measures to award Suarez Cozo House arrest or house arrest, because his basic rights to life and health will be violated because he faces various dangers that aggravate the diseases he suffers from.
Last November, an inspection by the Ombudsman’s Office committee, made up of a doctor, a bacteriologist and a lawyer, confirmed that the former mayor of Cucuta had to “crawl” to meet his physical needs because he No athleticism in his legs.
“During the visit, Mr. Ramiro Suarez found himself lying in bed, conscious and oriented in time, place and space., resulting in loss of mobility of the lower limbs secondary to inclusion body myositis (diagnosed by the Erasmo Meoz University Hospital in Cúcuta), which left him unable to move independently. PPL states that in order to meet his physical and personal care needs, he must lie on the floor and crawl to the bathroom or shower because he does not have a caregiver or support person. In addition to the above, it is worth noting that the nearest person to his cell was approximately 30 meters away and the outer door guard was 70 meters away. ” the report stated.
Precisely, in the conclusion of the interview it is stated that “Based on the physical assessment and clinical history, the health condition of PPL (Ramiro Suárez Coso) is classified as serious due to illness: he does not support their physiological needs” development, such as urination and exposure; during the isolation period, he was unable to obtain necessary daily personal hygiene support; he was prone and unable to move his lower limbs voluntarily; “There is no guarantee that it can prevent or avoid injuries caused by falls because there are no conditions in the bathroom or isolation area.” “
They added “Mr. Suarez does not have a caregiver or caregiver“So he took the dangerous step of having to crawl to the toilet in order to be able to meet his physical and self-care needs.”
Likewise, in documents obtained exclusively by Radio W, it is stated that he suffers from a serious illness and is unable to move on his own, and that he must wait several days before relatives can visit him, even for personal hygiene reasons.
“This is an elderly person who is deprived of his liberty and has no ability to care for himself and attend to his physical needs.Mr. Suárez suffers from a decompensated metabolic disease that without treatment threatens health and life, which is a complete violation of the fundamental rights to life, health and human dignity. “
The Ombudsman’s Office also noted that he had not received medical care since being transferred to the prison on September 14 last year.
“We found that Mr. Suarez has not received any type of medical care (neither diagnostic, treatment, rehabilitation, social work, nor psychological or physical therapy support) since the date he was admitted to the La Picota Prison Center . The abandonment of the system is evident.”
at the same time, Radio W also learneddue to his serious health condition,He had to be immediately transferred by ambulance to Eusalud Clinic for treatment.
The clinical history suggested that his health was fragile because, in addition to his illness, he suffered from the orphan disease of inclusion body myositis.
The documentation states that this is a Ramiro Suárez Corzo is being subjected to degrading, inhuman and cruel treatment.
“Recourse to article 68 of Law No. 599 of 2000 and to the extensive jurisprudence of the Supreme Judicial Council, and taking into account the humanitarian principles advocated by the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, which consider that in accordance with the provisions of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement ”, under humanitarian law (IHL), a request for house arrest is consistent with the principle of humanity. This principle prohibits cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment and considers that deprivation of liberty in cases of precarious health may violate this principle.”
this In view of this situation, the Office of the Ombudsman requested that he be placed under house arrest.
“The Ombudsman requests that the execution of sentences and security measures be proportional to the serious illness of Mr. Ramiro Suárez Corso and that he be granted home or hospital confinement in order to guarantee home medical care, taking into account the seriousness of the illness in which he suffers from multiple diseases, which cannot be adequately treated in a prison setting. House arrest measures are appropriate and reasonable based on the person’s medical condition, so as to avoid a disproportionate impact on his or her rights,” the document concluded.