The chief physician of a hospital within the Siberian metropolis of Omsk that briefly handled poisoned Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny has been promoted to go of the regional well being ministry, native authorities mentioned Saturday.
In August, 44-year-old Navalny fell severely in poor health on a flight from Siberia to Moscow and was hospitalised in Omsk after an emergency touchdown.
The anti-graft campaigner was finally transferred for therapy to Germany the place specialists dominated he was poisoned with the Soviet-designed nerve agent Novichok.
Alexander Murakhovsky, the top doctor of Omsk Emergency Hospital No.1, was among the many medical doctors who claimed no traces of poison had been present in Navalny’s system and stalled his transportation to Berlin.
A press release printed on the web site of the Omsk regional authorities mentioned Murakhovsky “has completed all the professional steps, as a doctor and leader knows and understands all the processes that take place in healthcare”.
It mentioned his candidacy “was confirmed with the leadership of the Health Ministry of the Russian Federation. Alexander Murakhovsky has been appointed to the post of the Health Ministry of the region”.
In a Twitter submit, Navalny mocked Murakhovsky’s appointment:
“You lie, fake test results, are ready to please the bosses in any way – you get an award and a promotion”.
He added that now the healthcare of the area is within the fingers of a “lying nobody”.
On Friday, the Siberian department of the inside ministry mentioned medical doctors in Omsk confirmed Navalny’s sickness was attributable to metabolic issues and pancreatitis, ruling out poisoning.
Navalny has claimed that Russian President Vladimir Putin is personally chargeable for the poisoning.
The Kremlin has rejected all allegations it might have been concerned and has accused Germany of not cooperating in investigating the incident.
In October, the EU sanctioned a number of senior Russian officers over the poisoning, saying the assault with Novichok couldn’t have been carried out with out the complicity of the FSB safety service, the defence ministry and Putin’s workplace.
Navalny, who stays in Germany for therapy, has vowed to return to Russia after absolutely recovering.
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