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Former chief physician at Russian hospital that handled Navalny discovered alive

Alexander Murakhovsky is the present regional Health Minister of the Omsk area — promoted in November final yr to the place — after his dealing with of Navalny’s hospitalization at Omsk emergency hospital No. 1.

Local police in Omsk had advised TASS that Murakhovsky was reported lacking on Saturday after leaving a searching base in a forest on an all-terrain automobile on Friday.

“The Minister of Health of the Omsk Region, Alexander Murakhovsky, came out to people in the area of the Basly village,” the press service of the regional authorities mentioned Monday, TASS reported. “He is in a good condition. Now he is being examined at a hospital in the Bolsheukovsky District.”

Murakhovsky didn’t require medical remedy and can return to work on Tuesday, in response to Russian state media, RIA Novosti.

A supply from the native emergency providers mentioned Murakhovsky was discovered within the forest, 32 kilometers (20 miles) from the village of Pospelovo, the place he disappeared, TASS added.

The rescue effort within the wetlands concerned emergency providers, police, the nationwide guard, searching inspectors and volunteers.

Murakhovsky was the chief physician at Omsk emergency hospital No. 1 when Navalny was admitted to the acute poisoning unit of the hospital on August 20, after falling sick on a aircraft heading from Siberia to Moscow. The aircraft made an emergency touchdown in Omsk.

Murakhovsky gave a number of press briefings on the time of Navalny’s hospitalization and advised media the “main working diagnosis” for the Kremlin critic was “a metabolic disorder which caused a sharp drop in blood sugar.”

When Murakhovsky was promoted to regional well being minister of Omsk in November 2020, Navalny ridiculed the transfer on social media saying on the time: “You lie, fake test results, are ready to please the bosses in any way — you get an award and a promotion.”

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In February 2021, Sergey Maximishin, who was the deputy chief doctor of the Siberian hospital the place Navalny was handled, “suddenly” died on the age of 55. As the hospital’s deputy chief doctor for anesthesiology and resuscitation, he was one of the senior medical doctors on the hospital.

Leonid Volkov, Navalny’s chief of employees, confirmed on the time that Maximishin was answerable for treating the opposition chief throughout his hospital go to in Omsk — particularly his medically induced coma.

Navalny was put right into a medically induced coma and ultimately evacuated to the German capital of Berlin, the place he spent 5 months recovering from poisoning after publicity to military-grade Novichok nerve agent.

Rustam Agishev, one other prime physician who labored at Omsk emergency hospital No. 1, additionally died in March of this yr. According to an announcement launched by the hospital on the time, 63-year-old Agishev suffered a stroke in December final yr and didn’t recuperate from it. It will not be clear if Agishev had something to do with Navalny’s remedy.

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