Taiwan Quick Take: First lady to stay in hospital


Sun, Sep 10, 2006 - Page 3

First lady Wu Shu-jen (吳淑珍), who checked into National Taiwan University Hospital on Tuesday suffering from low blood pressure and breathing problems triggered by a cold, will not leave hospital soon, a hospital spokesman said yesterday. Deputy superintendent Ho Hung-neng (何弘能) said that although the first lady's condition has improved following treatment, she has been suffering from poor nutrition. To avoid a relapse of low blood pressure and dizziness, she will have to remain in the hospital for observation, Ho said. He said the replenishment of her nutrition levels could not proceed too quickly and it would take some time to nurse her back to health. Wu has been wheelchair-bound since being run over by a truck in 1985.