Berlin, December 23
German doctors treating Russian Opposition leader Alexei Navalny after he was poisoned with a nerve agent have detailed the case in an article for a major medical journal. Berlin’s Charite hospital said on Wednesday that Navalny had given his permission for the article to be published in The Lancet journal.
Doctors wrote that as Navalny’s condition improved, he was brought out of a medically-induced coma and doctors determined that difficulties understanding speech and speaking he had initially showed after waking up disappeared after three weeks. Navalny’s doctors attribute the favourable outcome to the swift treatment he received in Russia. Navalny fell ill suddenly on a domestic flight in Russia on August 20. — Agencies