The Russian physician who was in control of treating Alexei Navalny after he was poisoned by the nerve agent Novichok has died all of a sudden at age 55, in response to a number of reports.
Sergey Maximishin died of a coronary heart assault after being taken to the hospital the place he labored on Wednesday night time attributable to a spike in his blood strain, Life.ru reported, citing a Russian Well being Ministry spokeswoman.
“The physician truly died of a coronary heart assault, as a result of he had a very traumatic job and he truly misplaced folks who had been near him,” stated spokeswoman Galina Nazarova.
“It’s simply the human coronary heart,” she instructed the outlet.
Maximishin, who was the top of intensive care, died within the cardiology ER of his hospital in Omsk.
“He gave his native hospital 28 years, saved hundreds of lives, and left many gifted college students who will keep it up his legacy,” stated Omsk Area Well being Minister Alexander Murakhovsky.
“Sergey Maximishin actually dragged out from ‘the opposite aspect’ even essentially the most vital, hopeless sufferers together with his palms.”
About 1,400 folks have been arrested, principally in Moscow and St. Petersburg, throughout heated protests over the Jan. 17 arrest of Navalny, 44, a fierce Kremlin critic who was detained on his return to Russia from Germany, the place his therapy for poisoning had been continued.
Navalny has been ordered to serve 3½ years jail after authorities dominated that his journey to Germany violated his parole.