On the fate of the San Paolo and San Carlo hospitals, the Region marries the line of the Municipality; no maxi hub that brings them together, neither in Ronchetto sul Naviglio, as originally assumed, nor elsewhere. Yes to a redevelopment of the two offices. Indeed, the Pirellone claims to have launched the new proposal before Palazzo Marino. “Finally the Municipality of Milan aligns itself with a letter that we had already sent last March 2” says the vice president of Lombardy and councilor for Welfare Letizia Moratti. The topic was raised on Thursday by the Milan city planning councilor Pierfrancesco Maran, but Moratti preferred to send the reply to the mayor Beppe Sala. “It is our firm will – explains the vice president – keep both hospitals operational in the current locations in order to guarantee proximity services to the Milanese citizens of that area. It is also our firm will redevelop the two presidia with state-of-the-art technological equipment and maintain first aid at the San Paolo ». On the other hand, it does not touch the idea of a University campus of Medicine at San Carlo, advanced by Maran.
«L’area that the Municipality would have identified as a possible location for a new unified hospital – adds Moratti, referring to a space in Ronchetto sul Naviglio – does not respond to dimensional and logistical needs (such as road accessibility and parking lots) and above all it would impose on the Region reclamation costs that are absolutely incompatible with the allocated resources ». Replication Maran: «We have received a reply letter from the Vice President of the Lombardy Region Letizia Moratti announcing that she shares the goal of renovating the two hospitals San Paolo and San Carlo, filing the search for areas for a new structure to replace them. We are surprised to say that the Region would have already announced it in March, otherwise it would have been known and in the public domain. In the letter to the Municipality at the time, problems relating to the area identified as the new headquarters were raised, without mentioning the possibility of restructuring. We do not make it a competition to those who said it before, the important thing is that the approach is shared. We are well available for an alignment meeting to share the operating procedures to start restructuring as soon as possible ».
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