Cècile Kyenge, the former minister is now a family doctor in Padua | But the controversy breaks out




03 July 2021 13:19

“She is an ophthalmologist not a general practitioner: she did not do an internship in family doctors” says Domenico Crisarà, secretary of the Federation of general practitioners

“He is not a general practitioner but an ophthalmologist”

“Doctor Cècile Kyenge is an ophthalmologist not a general practitioner: she did not do an internship in family doctors” he said in an interview with the Republic Domenico Crisarà, secretary of the Federation of general practitioners. Which targets not so much the colleague but the procedure with which the USL 6 of Padua has assigned the task to Kyenge. Procedure resulting from the urgency to replace Dr. Maria Teresa Guiotto who retired in December 2020. The former minister was enrolled in the ranking used to choose the replacement. But Crisarà points out: “Doctor Kyenge has never played the role of family doctor. It does not mean that she is unable to do so, but that important steps have been skipped”.

Commitment during the pandemic Cècile Kyenge graduated in Medicine at the Catholic University of Rome, then specializing in ophthalmology at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia. During the pandemic she went back to wearing the lab coat, providing home care to those infected with the coronavirus. “I have been working in Covid management since March last year. My goal is always to be at the service of others, of the citizen, inside or outside the institutions “he declared in an interview with Padua morning. But, while not questioning his professional qualities, the controversy does not subside: “A neurosurgeon or an ophthalmologist are not family doctors. What else will happen when anesthetists or cardiologists mark? Will they call us general practitioners in the operating room? “.

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Cècile Kyenge minister family doctor Padua controversy breaks

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