A Russian Toxicologist: Siberian Hospital Did Not Treat Navalny After Poisoning
The doctor-specialists published his expertise comparing two versions of Navalny's medical history from the hospital of the GK BSMP No. 1 in Omsk, where an ambulance transported him from the aircraft.
Dr. Andrei Volna, the toxicologist at one of the hospitals in Moscow, revealed that the doctors at the Omsk hospital denied treatment to Russian opposition leader Mr. Alexey Navalny after an ambulance brought him from Omsk airport. Mr. Volna made such a shocking conclusion after the detailed analysis of the health documents from the hospital.
Without anticholinergics, that is, without titration with atropine, it is impossible to cure severe phosphoric poisoning, stated Dr. Volna. I do not know of anyone who would recover from severe poisoning with phosphorus without massive administration of anticholinergics, he added.
The crucial information that he noticed in the Navalny's medical history was the development of the convulsive syndrome. Each episode of seizures leads to some degree of cerebral edema. The doctor explained that if seizures last long, there is a likelihood the patient would not survive or survive with complex disabilities.
The treatment that the Omsk hospital doctors utilised was not focused on the elimination of the cause of the poisoning, but it was symptomatic, emphasised Dr. Volna.
Good health, immediate pilot's decision on an emergency landing and the atropine injected by the ambulance doctor allowed Mr. Navalny to survive, stated doctor in an explosive interview for the opposition newspaper Novaya Gazeta.
Mr. Volna was the first doctor who after poisoning of Mr. Navalny questioned the decision of the Omsk doctors not to allow him to be taken to the Berlin clinic.
As a citizen and as a doctor with more than thirty years of experience, given the social significance of everything that happens, the obvious threat to the patient's life, as well as the ambiguous position taken by the chief physician of the Omsk emergency hospital Murakhovsky A., I want to emphasise that in modern medicine, there is no concept of "non-transportable patient", stated the Moscow doctor.