Doctors treating Russian opponent Alexei Navani in a hospital in Siberia, where he was urgently admitted last Thursday for possible poisoning in his vicinity, claimed on Monday that their action had saved his life.
“The Omsk Emergency Hospital 1 went to great lengths to save Alexei Navalni’s life, there is no doubt about it,” defended the centre’s chief physician, Alexanyer Mujarovski, ensuring that the opponent was treated like any other patient, according to the Sputnik agency.
Navalni felt sick when he flew back to Moscow from Siberia. He forced the plane in which he was traveling to make an emergency landing in the city of Omsk and left him in a coma with assisted breathing in the intensive care unit.
Afterward, his spokeswoman, Kira Yarmish, claimed he had been poisoned with a substance that had been put into the tea he had taken at the airport that morning. However, the doctors concluded that Navalni had a metabolic disorder caused by a sharp drop in blood sugar.