Filed under: Incarceration, Political Prisoners, US
As previously noted, Seth Hayes (former Black Panther and Black Liberation Army political prisoner) finally began to receive medical intervention for both his Hepatitis C and poorly-managed diabetes roughly a month ago. This development is no doubt thanks to many people who made calls on his behalf.
Unfortunately, Seth is still suffering from undiagnosed and untreated chronic bleeding and abdominal growths. Many calls have been made to Health Services in regards to these conditions that warrant urgent assessment, and there has been no response. Please join in calling and faxing Health Services this week, stating that you are calling about Robert Seth Hayes, #74-A-2280, at Sullivan Correctional Facility, and requesting:
For coughing up blood, that he be given the results of the chest Xray he was given in May, as well as a PPD (TB skin test), and (if chest Xray was unrevealing) a chest Cat scan. Additionally, if there is any concern about heart failure from the chest Xray, that he be given an ECHO.
For the lump on his abdomen, an abdominal ultrasound or Cat scan. For the ones on his chest wall, a Dermatology consult where they do a biopsy if it is appropriate next step or advise Seth as to what the lesions are.
We must be persistent, insistent and consistent in order for Seth to get his needed medical care, so please continue to call and fax:
On Monday 7/20, Tuesday 7/21 and Wednesday 7/22 please call:
Dr. Carl J. Koenigsmann, Chief Medical Officer, DOCCS Division of Health Services at (518) 457-7073
Holly, Health Services Supervisor, at (518) 445-6176
On Thursday 7/23 and Friday 7/24, please fax (you can use a free online fax service like faxzero.com if needed):
Dr. Carl J. Koenigsmann M.D. at Fax: (518) 445-7553
Holly at Fax: (518) 445-6157
To contribute to ongoing efforts supporting Robert Seth Hayes, please donate online at: https://fundrazr.com/campaigns/810a58
Write to Seth and let him know he is in our hearts and on our minds.
Robert Seth Hayes #74A2280
Sullivan Correctional Facility
P.O. Box 116
Fallsburg, New York 12733-0116