We are probably forced to ask the medical service of the penitentiary institution to evaluate the expediency of further stay of Mikheil Saakashvili in the clinic. Such a statement was issued by the VivaMedi.
“Patient has been in the VivaMedi clinic since May 12, 2022. He underwent a full range of examinations, diagnosis was made and treatment scheme was determined in accordance with modern guidelines.
All this time, despite the unprecedented pressure on us, we have been trying to convince the patient to undergo a course of treatment, which was more or less successful until the month of October, and there was a noticeable improvement in the patient’s state of health.
After October 2022, the patient has been refusing the proposed treatment, especially in case certain drugs or procedures have a positive effect on his subjective or objective data.
Therefore, for the last month, he has been receiving only symptomatic treatment, has been expressing distrust towards the medical staff and has been refusing the proposed treatment scheme.
As a result, the medical center is receiving an undeserved huge reputational blow (for example: as if we do not treat, or we cannot treat, etc.), which we consider categorically unacceptable. Based on medical ethics, medical personnel cannot forcefully treat anyone.
Considering all this, we are probably forced to ask the medical service of the penitentiary institution to evaluate the expediency of further stay of patient Mikheil Saakashvili in the clinic, since the symptomatic treatment to which the patient agrees, is possible in any other institution”, - reads the statement of VivaMedi.