Paramedics’ accounts dispute Russia’s explanation of Alexei Navalny’s coma

Paramedics’ accounts dispute Russia’s explanation of Alexei Navalny’s coma


The paramedics who treated Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny after he fell deathly ill on a flight to Moscow contradicted the diagnosis given by Russian doctors who said he had fallen into a coma due to a metabolic disorder and experienced a major spike in blood-sugar levels, according to a report.

Five medical sources told Reuters that the first responders found no increase in Navalny’s blood sugar in initial tests and did not observe any signs of a metabolic disorder – despite what doctors said at a Siberian hospital in Omsk where he was treated.

A glucose test performed by four paramedics at the airport found that the dissident’s blood sugar was 3-5 millimoles per liter, which falls within normal limits, three sources with knowledge of his initial treatment told the news outlet.

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“There was no diabetes there, it was all checked at once and ruled out,” one source told Reuters. “The indicator was normal, there was no problem in

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