Medical council meets to decide on surgery for Gen. Shamanov, Commander of the Russian Airborne Forces

01 Nov

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, left, greets Lt. Gen. Vladimir Shamanov, the commander of the Russian Airborne Forces in the military hospital in Moscow, Russia, late Saturday, Oct. 30, 2010. Shamanov was involved in a serious car accident on Saturday. (AP Photo/RIA Novosti, Alexei Druzhinin, Pool)


November 01, 2010 MOSCOW, November 1 (KATAKAMI / Itar-Tass) — A medical council has met at Burdenko Central Military hospital on Monday to decide on further tactics of treatment of Russian Airborne troops’ commander Leut.-Gen. Vladimir Shamanov and of Acting chief of the 106th paratrooper division deployed in Tula Col. Aleksei Naumets, spokesman for the Russian Airborne troops Alexander Cherednik told Itar-Tass Monday, speaking from the Burdenko hospital. The medical council is being presided by Chief of the military-medical department of the Russian Defense Ministry Maj.-Gen. Alexander Belevitin, the spokesman said.

On October 31 Deputy Chief of the Burdenko hospital Col. Konstantin Panyushin told Itar- Tass that Gen. Shamanov’s condition improved and showed “certain positive dynamics.” The purposes of the concilium is to decide, whether urgent surgery intervention on Gen. Shamanov’s arm and leg was needed, Panyuyshin said..

According to the spokesman the condition of Acting commander of the 106th paratrooper division Col. Alexei Naumets is grave corresponding to the character of injuries he received in the accident as result of which he had his ribs, hip and legs broken broken, suffered a chest and brain injury. Col. Naumets was in a state of shock immediately after the accident, but he came to after intensive therapy at an intensive care ward at the Tula branch of the Burdenko hospital. Col. Naumets is conscious at present, and he endured transportation from Tula to Moscow normally, the Burdenko hospital deputy head doctor said.

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