The former chief doctor at the hospital where Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was treated last year has disappeared.
Citing Russia’s state news agency TASS, CNN reported that Alexander Murakhovsky had disappeared on Saturday. Murakhovsky is currently serving as health minister in the Omsk region after being promoted after Navalny’s hospitalization last year.
A doctor was reported missing for the first time in the authorities on Saturday, after he left a hunting ground on Friday, driving off-road terrain, according to TASS.
“On May 8, 2021
A search has begun, consisting of emergency services, police and volunteers. An unmanned off-road vehicle was reportedly found about 6.5 km from the hunting base.
At the time of Navalny Murahovski’s poisoning, he gave repeated press briefings, CNN notes, telling the media that the diagnosis was “a metabolic disorder that caused a sharp drop in blood sugar.”
The German hospital, which Navalny was later transferred to, found traces of a Soviet nerve agent named Novichok in his system.
Navalny criticized Murachowski’s promotion, CNN reported, writing on social media: “Lies, fake test results, you’re ready to please the bosses in any way – you get a reward and a promotion.”
In February, a Russian doctor treating Navalny died “suddenly” at the age of 55.
Sergei Maksimishin was deputy chief physician at the emergency hospital in Omsk, where Murakhovsky also worked.
“We regret to inform you that … Deputy Chief Physician for Anesthesiology and Intensive Care of Emergency Hospital №1, Assistant Professor at the Omsk State Medical University, Doctor of Medical Sciences Maximishin Sergei Valentinovich died suddenly,” the hospital said in a statement. time.