Doctor Sergei Maksimishin, the doctor who treated the Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny after being poisoned, suddenly died of a heart attack. The ic doctor has turned 55 years old. According to the American news channel CNN, the hospital where Maksimishin was treated did not release any details of his cause of death.
Maksimishin was in charge of the intensive care unit of the hospital in the Siberian city of Omsk. The first reports of the doctors sudden death show that his blood pressure suddenly jumped up, after which a heart attack became fatal. For colleague Maria Morozova, the death of Maksimishin comes as a thunderbolt from the sky. She had spoken to him this week in seemingly good health.
Sergei Maksimishin allegedly managed Navalnys treatment. The opposition leader accused President Vladimir Putin of subsequently poisoning him.
Galina Narazova, spokeswoman for the Omsk Ministry of Health, states that, in addition to the information already known, there is no particular cause for the unexpected death of Maksimishin. , “When he got here, his blood pressure was above 250, and he managed to get it down, but his heart couldnt handle it,” she says.
A close employee of Navalny, Leonid Volkov, does not exclude the deliberate death of the doctor.
,, But Russian health care is very bad and it is not uncommon for doctors of his age to suddenly die. I therefore believe that there is no investigation into his death.”
Navalny was flown from Omsk to Berlin, where he was treated further. On Tuesday, he was sentenced to three and a half years imprisonment for violating agreements on his parole while he was staying in Germany.
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