Oi! Leave me out of this...
- Apr 8, 2006
We may have world class medical staff, but we don't have enough. To see a specialist in the rural areas is almost impossible.
With that being said, it could just be that he's running away from his condition being leaked to media by some unscrupulous hospital officials.
Its almost definitely so he can avoid his condition being leaked to the media...
I would hazard a guess that the condition is considerably more serious than anyone has let on so far. He would get world-class treatment in this country but there is that ever present risk that it would somehow get leaked to the media by someone in the other faction for political point scoring.
In saying that though, this is a personal choice of his and he should be forced to pay for this little excursion out of his back pocket. No state resources should be used to ferry him to Russia and pay for the travel of his protection detail either. The state should pay for the treatment up to what it would cost in this country and no more.