Despite not giving details about his treatment, the hospital in which Sergei Skripal was found pointed out that it was necessary to keep it stable so that his body could produce the necessary enzymes to replace the losses.
The Salisbury District Hospital in which Sergei Skripal was interned since March 4. AFP
The ex-spy Sergei Skripal, poisoned last March 4 in Salisbury (England), finally received medical discharge today of the hospital that remained hospitalized since the attack, of which the United Kingdom continues to blame Russia and that also originated a deep diplomatic crisis between the two countries.
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The Salisbury District Hospital today published a statement in which it reported on the departure of Skripal, 66, and recalled that, based on the right of confidentiality of the patient, can not offer “Details about the treatment you have received.”
The document adds: “To treat people who are so badly sick, having been poisoned by nervous agents, it is necessary to stabilize them, keep them alive until their bodies can produce more enzymes to replace those that have been poisoned.”
The ex-spy, his daughter Yulia, 33, and policeman Nick Bailey came into contact with a military-type nerve agent identified as Novichok, made in Russia, on March 4. While the agent was discharged 18 days after the incident, Yulia Skripal left the hospital on April 10 and, since then, her whereabouts are unknown.
The CEO of the health center, Cara Charles-Barks, said it is “fantastic” that Sergei Skripal is “well enough” to leave the hospital and assured that the improvement experienced by him, his daughter and the policeman is due to the “hard work and professionalism” of the doctors.
“This has been a difficult time for those related to the incident, the patients, the healthcare staff and the people of Salisbury, “said Charles-Barks, who wanted to thank the audience for their” support “, especially the” clinical staff and those who work so hard behind the scenes. “Then he added:” All they demonstrate the best of the NHS (National Health Service). ”
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After the attack on the former Russian spy, who was hired to work for British intelligence, fifty people received medical advice on the possibility that they might have been in contact with the same chemical.
The Government of the British Prime Minister, Theresa May, decided to expel in response to the aggression to 23 Russian diplomats, while Moscow did the same in response. Soon after, fourteen countries of the European Union, as well as the United States, Canada and Ukraine, also decided to expel Russian diplomats in solidarity with the United Kingdom.
Russia has consistently denied the authorship of the attack, but the London government insists that its findings are based on analyzes made by the military laboratory of Porta Down, in the county of Wiltshire, near Salisbury, and in information from other sources.