By: Kuan Rui-ping, Lee Shu-hua and Elizabeth Hsu
Taipei, Sept. 12 (CNA) Shen Chun-shan (沈君山), a former president of National Tsing
Hua University in Hsinchu City, northern Taiwan, passed away Wednesday at the age of 86 at Mackay Memorial Hospital’s Hsinchu branch, the university said in a statement.
The retired academic was admitted to the hospital Sept. 5 suffering from fever and a swollen belly. After a colonoscopy, doctors found a twisted and necrotic section in Shen’s intestine, the statement said.
After treatment, Shen showed signs of recovery, but a few days later doctors found that his intestines had ruptured.
Shen’s son Shen Hsiao-chin (沈曉津), a physician, decided along with his mother that they would not consent to a suggested invasive surgical procedure so that the patient, who had already been bedridden for many years, could die in peace, the statement said.