According to Colonel Nohra Ines Rodriguez, the hospital’s director, both men were treated for various conditions over the past few weeks since being released by the FARC.
Calvo, she explained, “received treatment for intestinal parasites, and following the bullet wound sustained to his right leg, he has progressed positively … regarding his left leg, he will have to undergo long-term orthopedic treatment.”
Josue Daniel Calvo was reportedly shot five times by the FARC during his kidnapping ordeal, suffering three bullet wounds to his left leg, one to his right, and one to his buttocks.
Regarding Moncayo, Rodriguez said that his “physical condition is very favorable”, but that, like Calvo, he also has intestinal parasites, in addition to suffering from “chronic diarrhea.”
Rodriguez said that in regards to the mental health of the two men, they will “need a new process of reintegration into their social, professional, and family life,” in order to “regain their future.”
Following their discharges, the two men are eligible to receive special medical attention for the rest of their lives under the health care system of Colombia’s Armed Forces, Rodriguez said.
Josue Daniel Calvo, who was released on March 28 after nearly a year in captivity, was kidnapped by the FARC in April 2009.
Pablo Emilio Moncayo, who was released on March 30 after 12 years in captivity, was kidnapped by the FARC on December 21, 1997.