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Saakashvili in critical condition, may fall into coma, - Georgian doctors

Source : 112 Ukraine

Saakashvili's condition is deteriorating due to refusal of treatment and increased stress
23:23, 18 November 2021

Mikheil Saakashvili
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Mikheil Saakashvili, chairman of the Executive Committee for Reforms of Ukraine, who has been on hunger strike for 49 days, is now in critical conditio. He could fall into a coma, a group of Georgian doctors stated in their conclusion published on the official website of the Georgian ombudsman.

Saakashvili was diagnosed with several cases: Wernicke's encephalopathy, progressive hypokalemia, anemia, thalassemia, and the likelihood of gastric bleeding.

According to the conclusion, Saakashvili's condition is deteriorating due to refusal of treatment and increased stress. Doctors believe that in the near future all diagnoses may worsen and lead to life-threatening complications, including coma, lethal arrhythmia, heart failure.

According to doctors, only a part of the medical equipment is functioning, and there are not enough specialists in the hospital № 18 in Gldani district of Tbilisi, where Saakashvili is staying.

"Constant access to a resuscitator in the institution creates a feeling of false security. Given that the patient is quite exhausted, resuscitation measures, if necessary, are likely to be ineffective," the conclusion reads.

The medical commission also stated the need to transfer Saakashvili to a multi-profile clinic.

"Based on the critical condition of the patient, his treatment is immediately recommended in a functional multi-profile hospital with extensive experience, in particular in the intensive care unit, which is not in the prison № 18."

As it was reported earlier, former president of Georgia Mikheil Saakashvili has reported that he arrived in his motherland for the first time since 2013 on October 1. However, that same evening Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili stated that Saakashvili was arrested and had already been taken to the penitentiary. There Saakashvili went on a hunger strike.

Soon, ex-president of Georgia Mikheil Saakashvili was transferred to the individual cell. Saakashvili refused to interrupt his hunger strike despite the worsening of health.

The Ministry of Justice of Georgia has proposed to the Ministry of Health to create a multifunctional group of doctors to assess the health of the ex-president's prisoner. Later, it became known that the consilium of Georgian doctors recommended hospitalizing the arrested man.

On November 9, Former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili said that he was beaten during his transfer from the Rustavi prison to the prison hospital in Gldani.

On November 14, nine opposition members of parliament went on a hunger strike in Georgia. They said it would continue until Saakashvili is transferred to a civilian clinic.

Related: Ukrainian ombudsman not allowed to visit Saakashvili in Georgian prison

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