This was promised by the head physician of the clinic, Alexander Murakhovsky. According to him, the situation in the hospital was nervous. As he put it, “crowds of people and screams at night.”
Omsk doctors assumed that Alexei Navalny had been poisoned until they received confirmation to the contrary. Anatoly Kalinichenko, deputy chief physician of the Omsk emergency hospital No. 1, said this at a press conference: “The diagnosis of poisoning – he was one of the first. He was at the ambulance, so the patient was taken to the toxicology department. And if we found some kind of poisoning, something confirmed, it would be much easier for us: an understandable diagnosis, an understandable condition, and a fairly well-known treatment. And this diagnosis remained with us until the end of the day, until, if I’m not mistaken, at 12 o’clock, we received a final answer from two laboratories – Tomsk, Moscow – that chemical and toxicological substances that could be regarded as poisons or as products of the action of poisons, not identified. ” According to Anatoly Kalinichenko, the delay in transporting the politician was caused by the need to make sure of the qualifications of German doctors.